Great Conversations Reveals Two More Conversation Guides


Great Conversations is an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. 

This is the 4th Annual Great Conversations hosted by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.

It will take place from 2-5 p.m., April 28 at Los Alamos High School in the new building.

This is the third in a series about the conversations that will take place at this year’s event.

Reading into the Change in Books: Kindle, Nook & iPad

Steven Thomas

How is the nature of the publishing industry being fundamentally altered? Steven Thomas, the Los Alamos County Library Chief Administrator, will guide a conversation on the effects of technology on libraries, publishers, and most importantly, readers. This conversation will delve into the future of the book as the center of education and learning. Change is inevitable, but how will technology share the future of libraries? What do experts studying current industry trends think will happen next? Thomas has served as a library manager/administrator in systems including the Brooklyn, New York Public Library, the Fayetteville Arkansas Public Library, the Kanawha County West Virginia Library System, and the Washington County Arkansas Library System. He and his wife, Lisa Caldwell, recently re-located to Los Alamos and they love it here! 

Change in the Fire Scene: 30 Year Perspective

Troy Hughes

Los Alamos County Fire Chief Troy Hughes will discuss the difference between the members of today’s fire service and those who served in the past. Hughes rose through the ranks and has served at every level, including the last 15 years as a fire chief. Those enjoying this conversation will find out all that the fire service is doing today that they were not doing 30 years ago. How have public expectations changed for emergency service providers and what role do ethics and personal character play in today’s fire service?  Hughes has been a member of the fire service for 28 years and he will share his perspective on the future of emergency and fire service provision for our community. He has served as the Los Alamos County Fire Chief since October 2011. The Chief and his wife Jodi live in White Rock with their dog Grace.

Those interested in attending Great Conversations can pick up a registration form or drop off a completed form with payment to The Finishing Touch locating at 174 Central Park Square. 

A complete list of the speakers and a overview of the 14 conversations is available at www. Call (505) 470-3734 or e-mail  with any questions.


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