2014 / Libraries Leading Learning Partnerships

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2014 / Libraries Leading Learning Partnerships

Melinda Cervantes, Director of the Pima County Library Association (AZ)

Nick Mayr, Manager of Community Initiatives for the National Summer Learning Association

A key feature of transformative leadership in the 21st century is bringing people, agencies and systems out of traditional silos, inspiring and empowering them to work together and achieve community goals. This session features two library leaders and an executive of the National Summer Learning Association who will dissect key elements of effective partnerships with local government leaders, school systems and civic leaders that leverage resources to create enhanced learning experiences for children and youth, in and out of school.

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Speaker Bios

Melinda Cervantes
Executive Director
Pima County Public Library (AZ)

Melinda Cervantes became the Executive Director of Pima County Public Library (AZ) in May 2012 after leading the Santa Clara County Library District (CA) for 10 years. Throughout her 33-year career as a librarian and leader in her profession, she has been involved in local, state and national library associations.  A member of the Urban Libraries Council Executive Board, Ms. Cervantes is active in the Tucson community - recently joining the Steering Committee for the Tucson Festival of Books, the Board of Directors for Literacy Connects and the OCLC Global and Americas Regional Councils.

Nicholas Mayr
Manager, Community Initiatives
National Summer Learning Association

Nicholas Mayr is manager of Community Initiatives for the National Summer Learning Association, a network hub for thousands of summer learning program providers and stakeholders, providing tools, resources, and expertise to improve program quality, generate support, and increase both access to and participation in summer learning activities.  Mayr earned a master’s degree in Public Policy from The Johns Hopkins University.  He has worked in survey research at the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, and at the Roosevelt Institute.

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