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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)
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Friday, August 11 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Community & Civic Engagement

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Attendees of this session will learn how to make a positive impact in their community and library's system. Heyward has formed strategic partnerships to enhance joint initiatives such as weekly GED classes, Coffee with a Cop, Summer Food Program for kids, Northeast Corridor Quality of Life initiatives, Community Engagement Conversation with city officials, and Fatherhood & Re-Entry Forums. She will share how her staff identified various community needs, what they've learned to make strategic partnerships successful, and how they've built trust with their patrons to bring opportunities and the people who need them together.

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Shannon Jones

Director of Libraries, Medical University of South Carolina
Shannon Jones joined the Medical University of South Carolina Libraries faculty in 2014 as the Assistant Director for Program Development and Resource Integration. She was appointed Director of MUSC Libraries in 2016. As Director of Libraries, Shannon is responsible for the visio... Read More →

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Shanika Heyward

Branch Manager, Indianapolis Public Library
Shanika Heyward, the Indianapolis Public Library’s East 38th Street Branch Manager, was raised in the community she now diligently serves. Shanika earned a Master’s Degree in Library Science in 2010 from Indiana University’s School of Library & Information Science where she... Read More →

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