ICMA Public Library Innovation Meeting in DC

Innovation grant recipients at ICMA Leadership and Professional Development meeting, August 13th, 2010

Innovation grant recipients at ICMA Leadership and Professional Development meeting, August 13th, 2010

City officials and library staff attended the final ICMA innovation grant meeting in the nation’s captial August 11-13, 2010. Representing the City of Fayetteville were Don Marr, the mayor’s  chief of staff, and John Coleman, city director of sustainability. Library director of information technology, Lynn Yandell, represented the library. The meeting was hosted by granting organization, ICMA, and attended by all nine library’s receiving an innovation grant.

The three day meeting focused on “The Power of Who” and was comprised of breakout sessions, professional development talks, a tour of Westover Branch Public Library, and dinner at the Library of Congress. Lee Rainie, director or the Pew Internet Project, gave a talk to the group after the dinner titled “Creating Your Own Digital Strategy.”

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