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​​YRL invites proposals for 75-minute sessions that explore how libraries connect with and care for each other, our communities, our customers, our technology and our resources.

We encourage you to apply if you have a library background or non-library experience that can help inform or inspire libraries to connect and care.  


Here are some topics to consider:

  • Advocacy

  • Mental Health

  • Burnout / Compassion Fatigue in Libraries

  • Performance Appraisals / Coaching

  • Empathy

  • Cybersecurity

  • Time Management

  • Project Management

  • Needs Assessments

  • Finance and Budgeting

  • Board-related Development

  • Inclusive Library Practice

  • Diverse Library Collections

  • Customer Service and Staff Support

  • Inclusive Programming

  • Staff Perspectives and/or Staff Engagement

Please submit your proposals using our online form by March 13, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact

We look forward to receiving your proposals and to seeing you at Connecting with Care: The Power of Libraries on September 18, 2020!

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