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Sue Considine

Former Executive Director Fayetteville Free Library, New York
Oltre il contenuto: come il coinvolgimento della comunità può portare all'apprendimento partecipativo e alla creazione di conoscenza

Regardless of ever changing and ever more complex community needs, the Library remains. The Library is the one place in every community where all people, regardless of age, economic, social or educational status, can come together to think, learn and create new knowledge. In spite of the positive and progressive proliferation of digital tools and means to find and consume information and to connect socially, Libraries remain the physical space in every community where people will find access, beyond physical and digital divides, to tools, content, spaces, programs, services and to each other as they seek, create and share new knowledge. Transforming service models and physical spaces by first harnessing the interests and aspirations of the community through meaningful engagement and intentional innovation builds the capacity and strength of individuals and the larger community. New thinking about Libraries and Librarianship in the 21st Century as Community Led rather than Library Defined is essential for our current and future libraries to continue to support and elevate the growth, health, and building of our communities.

Sue Considine is a speaker, independent consultant and the former Executive Director of the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL). As an administrator of a unique, progressive public library, Sue successfully recruited and developed a team of dynamic professionals, support staff and community members who offer cutting edge library services in a state of the art environment to an engaged community. During Sue's administration, the FFL became a leader of innovation in the library field, pioneering new transformative methods of community engagement including integration of participatory STEAM learning into all library services and the launch of the first ever Fabrication lab, the FFL FabLab, in a public library. Sue is a passionate advocate for librarians and is committed to the development of the next generation of librarian leaders through the identification of and creation of leadership opportunities and strong teams in the information field. Sue is a seasoned international public speaker who has presented on contemporary library issues including, future libraries, innovation, leadership, organizational design, team development and more. Sue is a proud recipient of the 2012 NYLA Mary Bobinski Innovative Public Library Director award and both the 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and the WCNY Women Who Make America awards. Sue received the White House "Champion of Change" award and had the honor to participate in a panel discussion, representing the FFL and Public Libraries, at the White House. In 2015 Sue received the Central NY Business Journal Not for Profit Excellence award and was invited to present on a panel at the first annual day of Making at the US Capitol in DC. In 2016, Sue received the PLA Charlie Robinson award for innovation and excellence in public library leadership and finally in 2017, Sue received the Business of the Year award on behalf of the FFL from the Fayetteville Manlius Chamber of Commerce. Sue is an active member in diverse leadership roles within the American Library Association and the International Federation of Library Associations.
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