David Paige

President-Elect, United for Libraries

David Paige is a trustee of the Conway (NH) Public Library, a past board member of the Friends of the Carpinteria (CA) Public Library, and president-elect of United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. He serves in his day job as the editorial director for Libraries Unlimited.

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Administration & Management Leadership Diversity, inclusion, and accessibility Advocacy
3:00 pm - 3:55 pm
Emerald 2

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Millennials are more likely than other adults to have visited the library recently. However, most friends and trustees boards do not have even a single millennial member (Pew 2016, ALA 2018). What accounts for this discrepancy between the demographics of our library users and library civic leaders, and how do we rectify it? The presenters will argue for the importance of developing generationally representative boards and explore common barriers to service for those under 40. Participants will leave with practical strategies for identifying and recruiting the right millennials to serve and for adapting board cultures to engage and retain them.

Administration & Management Leadership Diversity, inclusion, and accessibility Advocacy
9:30 am - 10:25 am
Emerald 2

Speakers

Description

Millennials are more likely than other adults to have visited the library recently. However, most friends and trustees boards do not have even a single millennial member (Pew 2016, ALA 2018). What accounts for this discrepancy between the demographics of our library users and library civic leaders, and how do we rectify it? The presenters will argue for the importance of developing generationally representative boards and explore common barriers to service for those under 40. Participants will leave with practical strategies for identifying and recruiting the right millennials to serve and for adapting board cultures to engage and retain them.

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