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Thursday, April 7 • 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Dare to Imagine a Library of Community Partnerships

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We will present some recent projects involving community partners and how we picture an increasing role for libraries in the building of social capital through such endeavors. Projects we would highlight are: Partnering with the region’s largest employer (Mountain States Health Alliance) to host a job fair called “Project: Employment Hope” specifically for disadvantaged persons; Partnering with East Tennessee State University’s Department of Social Work to have a graduate student social worker intern at libraries in the region; Working with ETSU and city planners to create a Pollinator Pathway;and increasing green spaces in downtown Johnson City and creating more ecologically-friendly landscaping on the library’s grounds We also plan to include the evolution of Johnson City Public Library’s work with community agencies, and allow time for attendees to brainstorm ideas for new community partners in their own areas.

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Lisa Krekelberg

Adult Services Librarian, Johnson City Public Library

Thursday April 7, 2016 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Salon 7

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