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Big Ideas Book Discussion | Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual (Live Webinar)

Feb 17, 2023, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

The 2023 Big Ideas Book Discussion series starts with “Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual” by Luvvie Ajayi Jones (c2021). This is a great pair with the iREAD summer theme – “Find Your Voice” – as it’s all about encouraging us to learn “how to use our voice for a greater good, how to put movement to the voice we've been silencing—because truth-telling is a muscle.” Ms. Jones has a companion book (“Rising Troublemaker”) coming out this spring for teens. You’re sure to get ideas to supplement summer programming for all ages!

“The point is not to be fearless, but to know we are afraid and charge forward regardless. It is to recognize that the things we must do are more significant than our fears…”

About the series: State Library staff facilitate discussions using books outside of library management, but with application to libraries. Choosing books on leadership, customer service, presentation skills, etc. we connect those ideas with public library service.

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