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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Lessons from the Field: Calgary, Alberta

Start Date: 5/7/2019 3:30 PM MDT
End Date: 5/9/2019 5:00 PM MDT

Venue Name: Calgary Public Library

800 3 St SE
Calgary, AB  Canada  T2G 0E7

Organization Name: Urban Libraries Council

Colleen Bragiel
Phone: 202-750-8654

ULC Lessons from the Field: Calgary, Alberta
Start a Revolution
May 7 – 9, 2019  

Join ULC and peer library leaders at Calgary Public Library this May to experience first-hand the giant leaps and bounds the library has taken in recent years to dramatically shift the organization’s 116-year-old mindset. Attendees will hear from CEO Bill Ptacek about how he has led these innovative transformations at the library since his arrival in 2014, including overcoming major challenges to open the highly sophisticated and world-renowned new Central Library.
Attendees will engage in interactive learning sessions to explore:

  • Adopting a "do-stuff" philosophy
  • Changing staff culture
  • System planning and strategic growth
  • Understanding investment in patron experiences
  • Creating value from partnerships
  • … and more!

Don’t miss out on this unique and inspiring experience. Be sure to reserve your spot today!

A room block for this program is available at the nearby Alt Hotel Calgary East Village
Room rates are $149+tax for a single. Please call the hotel at (587) 441-6635 or (833) 258-6635 and mention the Urban Libraries Council. Guest rooms must be booked by April 5 to receive the rate.

Preliminary Schedule of Events: 

Tuesday, May 7
3:00 pm - Registration and tours of the library
5:30 pm - Welcome Reception 

Wednesday, May 8
8:15 am - Breakfast at the Library
9:00 am - Morning Sessions
12:30 pm - Lunch 
1:30 pm - Afternoon Sessions 
6:00 pm - Delegate Dinner 

Thursday, May 9
8:15 am - Breakfast at the Library
9:00 am - Historical Walking Tour to Memorial Park
10:00 am - Morning Sessions 
12:30 pm - Lunch 
1:30 pm - Afternoon Sessions 
4:00 pm - Adjourn 
5:00 pm - Happy Hour or travel home 

Friday, May 10
-Free day in Calgary 
-Travel home
-Visit Banff/Canmore

Changes to the Agenda or Scheduled Programming
ULC reserves the right to make changes to the 2019 Lessons From the Field agenda or schedule.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 4/12/2019 5:45 PM

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