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Suncoast Information Specialists (SIS)

August 28, 2017 (Monday)

Guests welcome


Manatee County Public Library
Central Library
1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West
Bradenton, Florida 34205


"Turning Outward in Sarasota-Manatee: The Harwood Public Innovators Experience"

SIS members will hear from representatives of the Manatee and Sarasota public libraries who participated in a 2 1/2-day Harwood Institute Public Innovators Lab last September, as well as a representative from The Patterson Foundation, which funded the training. Participants were trained to facilitate community conversations and gather public knowledge (see website for the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation) to help enact positive changes in their communities.

  • Alicia Chalmers (The Patterson Foundation)
  • Ericka Dow (Manatee Libraries)
  • Ann Hardy (Sarasota Libraries)
  • Hal Harmon (Manatee Libraries)
Hosted by Ericka Dow and Hal Harmon. 


  • 5:30 pm – Optional Library Tour
  • 6:00 pm – Meal, business meeting, and presentation

Please RSVP for food by Thursday, August 24, 2017. For questions regarding the program or to change your RSVP, contact Carrie Cullen <>    
Online RSVP form: CLICK HERE


Cost (payable by cash or check at event, or credit card through PayPal). If your RSVP includes the meal, you are obligated to pay unless you cancel before the deadline.
  • Meal ($10 payable at event, $10.50 by credit card in advance).
  • Meal, student price, ($5 payable at event).
  • No charge for tour and presentation only.


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