We are one week away from our third Annual Member Summit on October 24-25 at the Nashville Public Library, a LYRASIS member institution and the 2017 Public Library of the Year. This summit will continue the discussions on Experiments in Innovation, content and technology stemming from our last three years of Leaders Forums, as well as focus on our 2018 Catalyst Fund projects, “It Takes a Village”, and more member driven and member focused projects.​

The agenda is out. Speakers are confirmed. Reserve your spot to be a part of the experience that is the LYRASIS Annual Member Summit.  And if this isn’t enough, here are 5 reasons to join us!

5) Real Actionable Advice + Networking

We don’t promise to solve all the challenges, but we can promise you a deep dive into case studies, meet ups with other LYRASIS members and experts in the fields. Together, we can challenge our thinking — generating innovation for greater impact.

4) Panels/Breakouts – SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: Hear from experts in these areas and start a discussion!

    • Academic Reading Experience
    • Scholarly Communications
    • Open Source Sustainability
    • Patron/User Data
    • Highlighting Your Collections
    • Staffing for Innovation

Click here for the agenda.

3) Hear where we have been, where we’re going and help us decide what’s next. Plus, updates on both the 2017 and 2018 Catalyst Fund Projects

2) Hatch Show Print

Hatch Show Print has been around since 1879 and is one of the older letterpress shops in the U.S. Their very first job was printing a handbill announcing Rev. Henry Ward Beecher visit to Nashville. They are still currently in business and have printed posters for Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, FDR, and The White Stripes. We bet they have they great tips on managing important pop culture collections.

1) NashVegas!

Dig into the world famous Country Music Scene and enjoy some of the best food in the country. Nashville Public Library sits at the center of some very good, very Nashville, locally owned restaurants. From BBQ, Hot Chicken, Southern Comfort staples to some of the best vegan dishes around.

BONUS: Hello Dolly!

This country musician legend spreads the love of music and reading. In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families. By mailing high quality, age appropriate books directly to their homes, Dolly wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could ensure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

Since its launch, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sends more than one million books per month to children around the world inspiring them to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More. We’d like to evoke this along with No Less Than Best as we collaborate together on how we can be stronger together as a community.