Every Square Foot Counts! Leverage the strengths of your physical library spaces: An Amigos Community Conversation

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In addition to budgets and collections, our physical libraries spaces are our greatest assets. Libraries want sustainable solutions in both small updates and major renovations to their library spaces.  Join us for the next Amigos Community Conversation on Library Facilities and Spaces Planning.

Dr. Cindy Thompson, University of Missouri – Kansas City, and Jennifer Eldridge, Longview Public Library, will facilitate a conversation that will provide attendees with strategies and information on how they can plan to make their libraries welcoming and open spaces.

This event is free and open to Amigos Library Services members.

Dr. Cindy Thompson – Cindy is the Interim Dean of Libraries at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s University Libraries. She began at UMKC in 2006 as the Interlibrary Loan Librarian and took on increasing responsibilities until she attained her current position. At the UMKC Libraries, Cindy has been engaged in several significant initiatives, most recently a major renovation and active work on Equity. A long-time Kansas City resident, Cindy received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, her MA from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her BA from William Jewell College. Her research interests lie with organizational structure and strategic change management, and she is President of the Missouri Library Association and chair of the UMKC Institutional Review Board. Cindy lives in Kansas City’s northland with her dashing husband and adorable children, loves spreadsheets (truly!), and bakes whenever she can.

Jennifer Eldridge graduated from the University at Buffalo with her MLIS in 2013 and spent 6 years prior working as a Student Supervisor with Thomas G. Carpenter Library at the University of North Florida. She is currently in her eighth year working at the Longview Public Library and in her fourth year as the Library Manager. During her time at the Longview Public Library, she has built active partnerships with 32 organizations within her community and has raised over $200,000 through sponsorship, grants, and fundraising. As Library Manager, she leads a team of 29 staff members that assist over 58,000 active borrowers and over 180,000 annual library visitors.

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Session Duration: 
This course consists of one 2-hour session.
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2
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Dr. Cindy Thompson and Jennifer Eldridge - learning@amigos.org
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Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$0.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$0.00
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