Amigos Library Services Presents The Conference on The Purpose Based Library

27 July 2016
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Tracy Rochow Byerly
Amigos Library Services

DALLAS, TX, July 27 – Meet authors John Huber (Lean Library Management) and Steve Potter (public library administrator) August 24-25 at the Conference on the Purpose-Based Library in Kansas City, MO. The day and a half conference will examine the premises behind their book:

  • Survival depends on quicker, faster, better lean core services
  • Success depends on community/library partnerships and value-added metrics
  • Growth depends on libraries communicating, reflecting and pursuing their true purpose

Library Journal recently recognized Huber and Potter’s book in this article. While attending the conference, you will learn to use The Purpose-Based Library approach to developing an essential, sustainable, community based library. You will also take the first steps in developing a work plan for implementing the approach.

"We've planned an exciting conference for those libraries interesting in adopting all or some of the concepts presented in The Purpose-Based Library," says Tracy Rochow Byerly, Chief Communications, Education and Membership Officer. "Authors and implementers will be there to interact with attendees at this event to add value and take these ideas to the next level."

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn and network from these authors. To see the full schedule and to sign up for the conference, visit the conference website.

About Amigos Library Services
We are one of the largest consortia of libraries and cultural heritage institutions in the United States. For more than 40 years, Amigos members have collaborated to obtain affordable services and shared library resources and knowledge. Through membership in Amigos, libraries collectively gain access to the latest innovations and services in the library community; pursue opportunities for continuing professional education; leverage their buying power; and preserve the rich cultural heritage of their communities. This collaboration strengthens each member’s ability to serve and lead its community in the creative and effective use of information resources.