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Director Roundtables to Kick Off May 9 with 17 Locations Across Iowa Throughout the Month

Apr 25, 2023

Director Roundtables.pngThe 2023 Director Roundtables will kick off on May 9 in State Center; the first of 17 locations across the state in May, with multiple events to choose from in each district.

A longtime staple in the Continuing Education calendar, directors that attend will have the chance to learn from their district consultant, network with their peers, and apply new learning in their library. This event is another way we “dig deep” into the annual CE theme!

This year’s Director Roundtables will follow our overall education theme for 2023: Productive Partnerships. With last year’s theme (Make Room for Yes) as a jumping off point, we’ll spend time this year discussing the benefits of finding partners in a common cause and how productive partnerships can advance mutual missions for community betterment. Among likely partners to consider:

  • Teachers or school librarians
  • Other city departments
  • County or nearby libraries
  • Arts groups
  • Business community

Directors, come ready to share success stories about the productive partnerships your library enjoys! With that as the main focus, there will also be time for open-ended conversation on other topics that attendees would like to discuss.

Dates & Locations

The 2023 Roundtables will take place multiple times in each district throughout May, either from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Attendees must register in IA Learns; links can be accessed on the Director Roundtables webpage linked at the end.

Northwest District (Scheduled: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

  • Tuesday, May 16: Le Mars
  • Thursday, May 18: Rolfe
  • Tuesday, May 23: Milford

North Central District (Scheduled: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

  • Wednesday, May 10: Clear Lake
  • Tuesday, May 23: Algona
  • Thursday, May 25: Charles City

Northeast District (Scheduled: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

  • Friday, May 12: Marion
  • Wednesday, May 17: Elma
  • Friday, May 19: Edgewood

Southwest District (Scheduled: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

  • Wednesday, May 10: Harlan
  • Thursday, May 18: Greenfield

Central District (Scheduled: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

  • Tuesday, May 9: State Center
  • Thursday, May 11: Granger
  • Wednesday, May 17: Knoxville

Southeast District (Scheduled: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

  • Thursday, May 11: Ottumwa
  • Thursday, May 18: Williamsburg
  • Tuesday, May 23: Maquoketa

Find out more, get addresses for each location, and access the registration links on the webpage below:

2023 Director Roundtables