Take Five: Take Three! An Ohio Youth Services Day of Dialogue and Discovery

Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Akron Art Museum
Friday, May 9, 2014

Take 5: Take Three continued our exploration of creative approaches, new ideas, collaboration, and network-building to inspire you and help you recharge. This year, we dreamed big and asked “What If ?” For example: What if libraries and museums had no boundaries or walls? What if an organization with a $50 programming budget could wow its patrons like an organization with a $50,000 programming budget? What if we let our students or patrons plan our programs, and we just knocked down their barriers?

Take 5 mixes formal presentations with informal conversation, idea-sharing, and serendipity. Attendees shared their dreams and successes in an open poster session and in small group conversations throughout the day.

Take 5: Take Three featured opening speaker Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Executive Director of the Massillon Museum; closing speaker Ken Babby, Owner and CEO of the Akron RubberDucks (Double A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians); and welcoming remarks by David Jennings, Director of the Akron-Summit County Public Library.  And new this year, “Take5x” brought big thinkers to ask “What If?” in short-format presentations: Kauser Razvi and Helen Zaluckyj (Literary Lots); Andy Aichele (COSI University); Steve Felix (Akron Film + Pixel); Dr. Kiersten Latham (Kent State University SLIS); Alison Caplan and Gina Thomas McGee (Akron Art Museum)

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The May 9, 2014 event was made possible by the generous support of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, the Akron Art Museum, and the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau. This event was also supported in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio.