Jose Aponte will be the keynote speaker for CCI’s Diversity and Inclusion Week!  Jose Aponte is the Director of the San Diego County Library System which won Library of the Year in 2012.   Jose is a dynamic, energetic speaker and a visionary library director.  He has a history of ground-breaking, innovative community solutions.  Make plans to come hear him and to be inspired!


Who:  Jose Aponte, Director, San Diego County Library System,

What:  Keynote Speaker CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week

When: Wednesday, September 24, 5:45 – 6:45 pm

Where:  McClung Auditorium on the UT campus & a live streaming link will be provided



Jose Aponte’s Philosophy Statement:

Libraries transform communities and create public value: they are the catalyst that brings disparate groups together to build social capital, both virtually and in bricks and mortar institutions.

Libraries inspire, nurture, inform and educate our citizens in a public sanctuary that promotes stronger economies capable of competing in a global marketplace, enabling working people and managers to grow through self-directed learning. Everyday across this country and the world, libraries demonstrate with our partners that by using accessible state-of-the-art technology and traditional information and cultural resources we are an essential public service that remains a vital foundation and cornerstone for a safer, healthier, productive and inclusive society.

More specifically, using a philosophy that cultivates talent, advocates tolerance and promotes state-of-the-art technology we have built the foundation for the library of the future.


We want to stay connected with you!  CCI alumni can connect at

Donna Silvey

Communication Specialist

The University of Tennessee

College of Communication & Information

School of Information Sciences

1345 Circle Park Dr. Suite 451

Knoxville, TN  37996-0341




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