Telluride Daily Planet: “Risk, reward and the survival of libraries”

The conference aims to offer an immersive experience where participants choose one of four themes to follow: creative spaces, culture, customer curiosity and abundant community.
Josh Linkner, bestselling author of “Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity,” will kick off the conference as keynote on Monday. His mission is to “make the world more creative.” He’ll share thoughts on creativity as a commodity and the characteristics of creative individuals during his keynote discussion, according to the tourism board.

Other speakers include John McKnight, co-director of Asset-Based Community Development Institute and professor emeritus at Northwestern University, John Creighton, former director and senior fellow with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, Cynthia Nitkin with Project for Public Spaces and more.

“Libraries must aspire to expand our relevance and impact on our communities,” Shelley Walchak, R-Squared project manager and senior consultant for library community programs at the Colorado State Library, said in a release. “Our core responsibilities have evolved, and libraries must embrace our new roles that shift expectations and boundaries. This conference will provide the forum to discover and define these roles.”

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