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Event name

Men's and Women's Lunch - Roosevelt Weeks, Austin Library Director

When

Wed 09 / 15 / 2021
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Where

On Your Screen

Who can attend

Open to all

Limited Capacity: 73 spots available

Price

FREE

Organizer

Henry McCown
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Join CCV Men and Women for the monthly lunch from home. Provide your own favorite pot luck and settle in for an informative program and good conversation.

We have a treat in store for you with this month's joint, virtual lunch presentation on Wednesday, September 15th at 12:00 noon!

Roosevelt Weeks is the Director of Libraries for Austin. He's the person who oversees all of the activities coming out of our incomparable, cutting-edge Central Library facility, the envy of librarians around the world.

The 19th Century saw the development of the first public lending libraries in both the UK and the USA. But the visionary folks who championed those early efforts would not even begin to recognize the awesome institutions for learning and knowledge dissemination into which they have evolved. And the Austin Public Library system is showing the way.

As library users, we understand that Austin is fortunate to have our wonderful Central Library facility, but do we have any idea how it really works? What is the role of the Central Library? What are its objectives? What challenges does the Director face in carrying out his mission? How does the Central Library interact with the branches, and with the public? Does the Central Library influence other libraries across the state/around the country? How does APL's relationship work with the City Council and City Manager's Office in the budget process? What changes, if any, will there be in the role of the Central Library over the next five or ten years?

These are some of the questions and issues which Director Weeks will discuss with us on September 15th. As Austinites we are truly blessed to have the full range of resources of the APL at our disposal. So tell your friends and mark your calendars to join the conversation.

RSVP to receive the zoom link in the confirmation email and again in the reminder email.