The latest pandemic has stalled regular public library operations. How can we take advantage of this time to consider real change in operations and services that will benefit our communities? What might change for the good? This webinar will address a variety of areas of services, functions, staffing considerations, community role, and building design. Participants will have an opportunity to contribute some of their own thoughts and observations.
Maxine Bleiweis has been at the forefront of change her entire public library career. She is known for questioning the status quo on behalf of the public and eliminating barriers to service. She created the first big makerspace in Westport, CT, to accommodate different learning styles. Her book, Helping Business, was the first how-to manual for librarians on serving the business community. Bleiweis received the 2015 PLA Charles Robinson Award for Innovative Leadership. She is now consulting and speaking nationally and internationally.