Submitted by Valerie Horton, Executive Director, Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC)

A core group of Colorado library staffers and supporters have developed a new style of conference that kicks off in 2012. The premise of this conference is that the safe route for libraries isn’t good enough anymore. Library professionals need to use creative thinking to evaluate risk and understand its rewards to establish libraries as the leading source of creative sparks in their communities.

If you feel the same way and are interested in engaging in this process, let us know. We’re at the beginning stages of planning for R-Squared – The Risk & Reward Conference held in Telluride, Colorado, Sept. 10-12, 2012. We’re looking for like-minded folks who can help us get the word out to other library professionals curious about creative thinking in libraries.

If we’ve piqued your interest – if you’re ready to take a risk – please fill out the survey below and let us know how you’d like to participate.

Feel free to forward to other change agents who may be interested in participating in R-Squared. Find more information at or Follow us on Twitter @rsquaredconf.

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