MAS Presents the Arts Forum: Libraries as Culture Hubs
March 20th, 2012, 4:21 pm
On Thursday, April 12 MAS is once again convening all three directors of New York City’s library systems at the Brooklyn Public Library in an Arts Forum presentation: Libraries as Culture Hubs. Continuing the discussion started at the MAS Summit for New York City, this panel will help to kick off MAS’s new focus of in-depth study on the role of libraries in New York City communities. Following introductory remarks by Julie Sandorf, president of the Charles H. Revson Foundation, New York Times urban affairs correspondent Sam Roberts will moderate a conversation with Tom Galante, CEO, Queens Public Library; Linda Johnson, president and CEO, Brooklyn Public Library; and Tony Marx, president and CEO, New York Public Library. Together, they will discuss how libraries continue to promote the arts and culture in society, and, in fact, often take the lead as centers of cultural activity in their neighborhoods. This rare opportunity to hear from all three library directors at the same event is a follow up to the wildly successful panel discussion MAS held last fall at the Summit for New York City on the critical role of public libraries as neighborhood anchors.