BiblioTech Director, Laura Cole, has worked in county government for the past 15 years; first in Washington County, Oregon, and, since 2008, for Bexar County, Texas. In 2012, she was privileged to be charged with leading the development, implementation and of BiblioTech, the first all-digital public library in the United States. Laura has since directed BiblioTech’s expansion through numerous community partnerships including VIA Metropolitan Transit, University Health System, San Antonio Housing Authority and 14 area school districts. Laura has engaged in dialogue with government officials and librarians across the world about the need to challenge the inveterate understanding of the public library while fortifying its core mission and the opportunity afforded by digital libraries to meet this objective. She holds a Master of Public Administration from UTSA (go ‘runners!) and Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University.
Sunday, June 24
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM