The Public Library Directors Symposium and Public Library Association (PLA)

Library Future

320,000 public libraries in the world – truly a deep well of inspiration and connections. We learned this figure from an introduction by Jessica Dorr of the Gates Foundation to the opening keynote at the Public Library Association (PLA) in Indianapolis, IN last week. The Public Library Directors Symposium, an event for public library leaders in the Innovative Interfaces ecosystem, was also held during PLA this year.
It was a full couple of days packed with learning, collaborating, and of course fun. Plus we had a lot of fresh energy coming straight from the SXSW conference in Austin.

Public Library Directors Symposium:
On Tuesday March 11th I flew from SXSW in Austin to Indianapolis to run the Public Library Directors Symposium (PLDS) with Innovative Interfaces, an event meant to bring leaders of Public Libraries together to address shared futures, plans, and challenges. The symposium included technology directions and strategy…

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