The Minnesota Libraries Lead Planning Team, composed of library leaders from across the state, spanning all library types, formed in Summer 2021. We believe that, collectively, Minnesota libraries’ missions to provide access to information make us core partners in addressing societal challenges such as the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion; the rise of disinformation, and the need for digital equity. We are reminded by colleagues from across the country and globe that Minnesota has become a focus of racial equity in the world; this drives our desire to take action together.
In the past 6 months, we have heard from over 595 people who work in libraries regarding their thoughts and beliefs about library investments in these human-centered ways:
- Individual interviews to better understand context
- A state-wide survey to add breadth of experience and geography
- Small focus groups to gain nuance
- A convening of library professionals to make meaning of the quantitative data
The Minnesota Libraries Leads Planning Team has taken your feedback at each step of the way and developed four core objectives. Now, we invite you to join us for a webinar on Thursday, October 28 to explore and plan next steps for people working in Minnesota libraries.
We will provide plenty of opportunities for anonymous feedback on the core objectives, so don’t feel shy (no breakout rooms here!). The webinar will be recorded.
When: October 28, 3:30 - 4:30 pm