Photos by Melissa Plantz

Pam Sandlian Smith is director of Anythink Libraries and is a member of the R-Squared Planning Team.

Early morning view from The Peaks Resort

This weekend, library professionals coast to coast will trek to one of the most beautiful locales in the country to talk about innovation in libraries. Telluride, Colo., the location of R-Squared – The Risk & Reward Conference, is not the easiest place to get to. Even for those living in the Denver area, it’s an eight-hour drive.

Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joseph Garcia welcomes R-Squared Conference attendees to Colorado in a letter support.

"Libraries are a vital service in our country, and I applaud you for taking the risk to participate in a conference that will make libraries even more essential and impactful." – Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joseph Garcia

We are just 27 days out from R-Squared – The Risk & Reward Conference. Risk-takers coast to coast are traveling to Telluride this September to learn new ideas and connect with other creative library professionals. See all of the states that are represented on our risk-takers map and add your own location.

In anticipation for R-Squared – The Risk & Reward Conference, Senator Mark Udall writes a letter of support for the conference, welcoming attendees to the Centennial State.

R-Squared is just over six weeks away – you can almost smell that fresh mountain air! Below are some details to help you plan your stay in Telluride this September.

Tamara Kleinberg, founder and chief imaginator at imaginibbles, will close R-Squared - The Risk & Reward Conference with IdeaJam 2012. This collaborative session will have attendees out of their seats, disrupting conventions and working together on big ideas. Attendees will pull from the four different R-Squared Experiences and explore ways to make all those great ideas a reality when they get back to their communities. Watch Tamara's video to learn all about it.

What makes a place, a space irresistible?

When you walk into a brilliant public space, you notice a remarkable feeling of belonging and a sense of invigoration and inspiration. You can’t wait to explore and engage. How can you make that happen in your world?

Gone are the days of the book warehouse; we want to help you put ideas, exploration and discovery at the center. And there’s no better way to foster the surprise and delight of your customers than to feed your own curious mind.