Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:00 AM

MLA Connect Coffee Hour: Building a Michigan Library Ecosystem

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
10:00 - 11:00am

A library ecosystem is the interconnected network of all types of libraries, library workers, volunteers, and associations that provide and facilitate library services for community members; families; K-20 learners; college and university communities; local, state and federal legislatures and government offices; businesses; nonprofits; and other organizations with specific information needs.

A patron of one library is the potential patron of any other library at a different time of life or location. No library exists independent of the library ecosystem. When we stand together in mutual support using common messaging themes that demonstrate this interconnectedness, every library is stronger.

ALA's Statewide Ecosystem Task Force has spent the last year working together to create a toolkit for state associations and their partners to help states strengthen relationships among all types of libraries and their leadership and professional organizations for the purpose of strengthening advocacy to a variety of audiences.

Hear from task force member, Steven Bowers, director at The Library Network in Michigan, about strengthening the library ecosystem and learn about ALA's new toolkit created to help states strengthen relationships among all types of libraries.

Special Guest:

Steven Bowers


Steven K. Bowers
Director, The Library Network





Coffee Hour Chatlog

Please note this recording is provided for information purposes only and is not legal advice. If you are in need of special accommodations to access this resource please contact us at [email protected].



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