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2019 OPAL Annual Conference

Welcome, Richard Kong

Richard Kong is the director of Skokie Public Library, an award-winning institution that serves a diverse population of 65,000 just north of Chicago, Illinois. He contributes actively to the library profession at both state and national levels, currently serving on the board of the Public Library Association.

Richard participated in the Synergy Illinois Library Leadership Initiative and the Public Library Association Leadership Academy and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2012. He holds a bachelor of arts from Oberlin College, a master of divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a master of science in information from the University of Michigan School of Information.

In keeping with our conference theme, Richard will speak about cultivating a positive, compassionate culture in our libraries.