Transform National Family Learning Insights Into Local Library Impact

October 10, 2018

As a public library, you’re constantly looking for new and improved ways to engage community members of all ages. Join us on Oct. 10 to hear from a panel of experts, as we explore the important role your library plays in fostering a strong and engaged community.

Our panel of experts will help attendees understand the following:

  • Why fulfilling your library’s mission relies on family engagement
  • How to plan next year’s summer reading program using national family learning insights
  • What key tips your library can use to make next year’s summer reading program engaging for all ages



Emily Sedgwick
Project Specialist, Staff Librarian at National Center for Families Learning

As NCFL’s staff librarian, Emily works to develop family literacy relationships with libraries across the country. Before joining NCFL in 2014, she served as the Federal Government Documents and reference librarian for the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA).

Mari Nowitz
Youth Services Librarian at Timberland Regional Library District

Mari believes in constantly exploring the needs of her community in order to provide fresh, engaging and successful programming. And though she can’t settle on a favorite author, she leans strongly enough towards Mo Willems that her daughters think she should get an Elephant and Piggie tattoo!

Jackie Flavin
Customer Intimacy Manager at Demco, Inc.

In this role, Jackie follows library trends and leads customer research initiatives to ensure Demco’s solutions are centered on the ever-evolving needs of librarians.


Kayla Fargo
Director of Software Marketing at Demco, Inc.

Kayla champions the efforts of Demco in educating public libraries on the need for a robust community engagement strategy, and she shares how Demco Software can complement and amplify that strategy.