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The BPL Compass

Next Roundtable: Thursday, May 17

by Gina Perille

The next Compass Roundtable will take place on Thursday, May 17, at 6pm at the West End Branch, located at 151 Cambridge Street.

On May 17, join in a discussion about the Access & Innovation principle with Digital Projects Manager Tom Blake, Web Services Manager Scot Colford, and Director of Administration & Technology David Leonard.

The Access & Innovation principle states: The BPL provides access to and training in innovative technology, electronic resources, and digital information through its own holdings and its strategic position within the wider world of knowledge.

Members of the Boston Public Library staff will continue to host roundtable gatherings to discuss projects related to a specific Compass principle. The next principle to be discussed after Access & Innovation is Fun.

Discuss the Fun principle with Exhibitions Manager Beth Prindle on Tuesday, July 10, in the Orientation Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, at 12:30 p.m. The Fun principle states: The BPL leads the way for people of all ages with recreational reading and media, invigorating programs, user-created content, and opportunities for discovery in settings that are stimulating and engaging.

And here’s the schedule for the remaining principles.

  • September 2012: Center of Knowledge
    The BPL is a center of knowledge that serves researchers, lifelong learners, and the intellectually curious through its incomparable collections, digital resources, and access to other scholarly networks.
  • November 2012: Special Collections
    The BPL is committed to the ongoing development and preservation of its distinctive special collections, which provide citizens from all walks of life with access to their common cultural heritage.
  • January 2013: Community Gathering
    The BPL exists to serve and sustain communities that foster discovery, reading, thinking, conversing, teaching, and learning, in accessible, sustainable, and welcoming facilities throughout the City, as well as with an engaging online presence.
  • March 2013: User-Centered Institution
    The BPL is a user-centered institution with services that anticipate and respond to neighborhood interests and the changing demographics of the City and Commonwealth.

Specific dates, times, and locations will be published as soon as they are available. Thank you to all who attended the already-completed roundtables on Sustainable Organization and Children & Teens.

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