Florida Libraries Online Conference: Fostering Resilient Communities
June 12, 2020 — 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. ET / 8:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. CT

Keynote: Sustainable Thinking for Community Resilience with Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Library leaders must mobilize to ensure libraries take an active, visible role in building sustainable and resilient communities. Our future depends on citizens who are able to work together with empathy, respect, and understanding to adapt to the many challenges facing society. We will explore the importance of infusing the new core value of sustainability into everything we do, and demonstrate how libraries that lead into the future using “sustainable thinking” fulfill our mission as libraries in new and innovative ways. “Sustainable Thinking” is a concept that aligns the core values of libraries with the “Triple Bottom Line” definition of sustainability (i.e. the intersection of economic feasibility, environmental stewardship and social equity) to inspire investment and build support for your library in the future.

Track 1: Community Connections

This track will feature the following three webinars:

  • 11 a.m. ET: Community Connections 1
  • 1 p.m. ET: Community Connections 2
  • 2 p.m. ET: Community Connections 3

Track 2: Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

This track will feature the following three webinars:

  • 11 a.m. ET: Disaster Preparedness with Annie Peterson of LYRASIS
  • 1 p.m. ET: Disaster Recovery with Tom Clareson of LYRASIS
  • 2 p.m. ET: Topic: Staff Mental Health After a Disaster (presenter TBD)

Track 3: Economic Development

This track will feature the following three webinars:

  • 11 a.m. ET: Economic Development 1
  • 1 p.m. ET: Economic Development 2
  • 2 p.m. ET: Economic Development 3

Track 4: Friends & Support Groups

This track will feature the following three webinars:

  • 11 a.m. ET: Friends & Support Groups 1
  • 1 p.m. ET: Friends & Support Groups 2
  • 2 p.m. ET: Friends & Support Groups 3

Register for the conference and receive access to all webinars and recordings!