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Date & Location

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Franklin Institute
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia PA 19103


The Symposium is free of charge.
Register early; space is limited.
Registrants will be accepted on a first come,first served basis.


8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am Welcome
Julia Skolnick, Assistant Director of Professional Development The Franklin Institute
Glenn Miller, State Librarian Pennsylvania State Libraries
9:15am Overview and Highlights
Kathleen Deerr, National Coordinator Family Place Libraries™
9:30am Family Engagement
Angela Zimmerman, Family Support LI Molloy College
10:45am Break
11:00am Round Table Discussions
11:50am Closing Remarks

Guest Speaker

Angela ZimmermanAngela Zimmerman is the Coordinator of the Family Support Long Island Initiative at Molloy College. Through this Initiative, she works with numerous organizations to integrate family support and engagement principles into core competencies, practice, collaborations, policies and advocacy throughout the region. The goal of the initiative is to help families become active partners in the development of the programs and policies that impact their lives, by facilitating dialogue, building collaborations and
cultivating public interest.

In addition to Family Support Long Island, Ms. Zimmerman coteaches a newly designed class, Long Island Leadership, Education, Awareness, Development and Service (L.E.A.D.S.) Through L.E.A.D.S., students study the many dimensions of family issues and create an informational brief shared with key policymakers, stakeholders, legislators and the broader community.

Prior to that, Ms. Zimmerman worked at the Nassau County Youth Board for over 27 years as the Director of Program Development and the Director of Development, Training and Legislative Advocacy responsible for preparing the County Comprehensive Plan for Child, Youth and Family Services; community planning initiatives; funding applications; legislative action campaigns, training and program development.

Ms. Zimmerman holds a Master’s Degree in Public & Health Care Administration, a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, is a certified National Family Development Credential and Empowerment Skills for Leaders instructor and has participated in a number of certificate programs in personal coaching, leadership, fundraising and family and community development. She has received numerous local and statewide awards for her work with children, youth and families including, most recently being honored with the Advocate Award at Long Island Head Start’s Anniversary Gala in 2017.

9th Family Place Libraries Symposium

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