Where: We’ll all be together again at the beautiful Forsgate Country Club for this event.
Some enticing details:
Forsgate Country Club is centrally located in Monroe Township in Middlesex County
Location, location, location! The country club is conveniently located right off the NJ Turnpike Exit 8A. If you've been to a meeting at the Monroe Township Library, you've probably driven right past the entrance.
The Country Club offers ample and convenient parking lots on both sides of the Club House.
Who: Everyone! Please come out to network and participate with your colleagues!
Space is limited, so don’t delay — register today!
Who: VOTING REPRESENTATIVES - Your vote is essential. We should have you listed as the Voting Representative for your library in our database. You can double-check by going to the Voting Representative List. Contact Mi-Sun Lyu, if the information for your library needs to be updated.
If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to designate a proxy by filling out the Proxy Designation Online Form by 5 pm, Monday, June 11.
Why: Networking, Voting, and Learning! We have a great program arranged.
Networking & Buffet Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Registration and Networking begin at 11:30 am
Enjoy a lovely lunch while you catch up with Cooperative Members, Staff and Board Members
Voting (Business Meeting): 1:00 - 2:15 PM
For Voting Representative review and action:
Program: 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Changes, Trends, and Values:
Telling Stories About the Library of the Future
Keynote Speaker: Miguel Figueroa
Leader of ALA’s Center For The Future of Libraries &
Author of its indispensable weekly newsletter, Read For Later
Using the work of ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries, this presentation will illuminate how thinking about the future begins with the study of change – looking outside of our immediate environments to consider the sustained trends happening in the wider world.
By focusing on specific categories of change – society, technology, economics, the environment, politics and government, education, and demographics – Miguel will share ways to engage the skills and interests of library staff and supporters.
Participants can look forward to a lively, collaborative session where they’ll learn how to:
Create stronger connections across trends, leading to useful forecasts
Identify both library values and the benefits libraries provide to their communities
Prioritize trends based on their immediate impacts on libraries, and their relevance to a community’s particular needs