The Check Out Podcast Features Karen Danczak Lyons

Evanston Public Library Executive Director Karen Danczak Lyons is on the latest episode of The Check Out podcast from Evanston Public Library. Karen has been at the helm of the Library since 2012 after nearly two decades in the Chicago Public Library system. In this conversation, we explore how the Evanston Public Library is reimagining itself using an equity lens; discuss access to programming and technology; budgets before, during and after COVID; and the viability of branches. Karen also gives insight into what she loves about the "best job in the world for me."

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