Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information
A Day for Small Libraries and Branches
We are pleased to have Rosemary Cooper, Director of the Albert Wisner Public Library, voted the 2016 Best Small Library in America, come to Northeast Ohio to share her story and her knowledge with other small libraries and branches.
Once quaint, the Albert Wisner Public Library galvanized support for a new library that narrows the digital divide and powers a roster of nonstop programs. Rosemary will talk about how she engaged and listened to her community which resulted in 180 volunteers and the ability to offer 1,379 programs. This was all accomplished through building relationships and establishing new standards for innovation and creativity.
This program will focus on 3 key areas:
Bring your most difficult small library or branch challenges and leave with solutions. You will have an opportunity to network with colleagues in the afternoon for a roundtable discussion.
Presenter: Rosemary Cooper has been the Director of the Albert Wisner Public Library in Warwick NY since 2001. Her previous experience includes Adult Services Librarian with the Boise Public Library, Senior Librarian, Children’s Services with the Upland Public Library, Upland, CA. She was Branch Librarian with the Pasadena Public Library, in Pasadena, California, Technical Services Librarian with the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington, VT and Director of Information Services with Wells, Rich, Greene, Inc. of New York, NY where she managed the marketing library for one of the nation’s largest advertising agencies.
Rosemary is the former President-Elect (‘03) and President (‘04) of the Orange County Library Association. She is a member of the New York Library Association and the American Library Association. She was a member and former President of the Vermont Library Association. She is a Board Member of the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Rosemary received a B.A. in English from Fordham University and a M.L.S. from Pratt Institute and completed the Public Library Administrator’s Certification Program with the Palmer School of Library and Information Science in April of 2008.
09:30 AM - 03:30 PM Eastern
Rodman Public Library 215 E Broadway St. Alliance, OH 44601