Abstract: How does a senior lecturer help the number one ranked LIS program in the country, by focusing on student outcomes and community engagement. In this 20-minute presentation, Anthony Molaro will outline the strategies and tactics he would use to improve the student experience and help the School of Information grow and thrive. He will focus on community engagement, building
partnerships with public libraries, trends and needs of public libraries, and incorporating career readiness.
Anthony Molaro, MBA, MLIS, PhD is an assistant professor and MLIS program director at St. Catherine University. His primary teaching and research areas are in public libraries, public services, management, and field experiences. He currently chairs the continuing education committee for the Minnesota Library Association. He was selected as a Mover and Shaker in the 2011 issue of Library Journal. He is also a consultant with Library Strategies Consulting Group, a division of the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library. Molaro co-edited the Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs published by ALA Editions. He has served as associate dean of libraries and instructional technology andas a public library director, among other librarian roles, before joining the faculty of St. Catherine's.