Energize your base: Tips and tools to raise awareness and build support for library services
A webinar exploring ways to increase your community's awareness of library services and of how those services are changing lives.
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We know that libraries are a good investment but with tight budgets, we need to energize our base – to take action to connect more strongly with community members, to find out what excites them, and to let them know how libraries are changing lives – one connection at a time. Our panel will explore three vehicles that can help you increase awareness of library services:
Library Videos – New videos from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that showcase work done in libraries which are transforming lives, by changing the way we connect.
Geek the Library – A community awareness campaign offered free to libraries to help strengthen community connections and library support.
Data Visualization – We collect lots of data. Learn how the Colorado State Library is helping local libraries use their data to tell a story about impact.
Presented by: Karen Perry, Senior Program Officer, Global Libraries, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Jennifer Pearson, Programs Manager, OCLC Community Relations; Jamie Hollier, Project Manager with PLA and Library Consultant; Linda Hofschire, Research Analyst, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library; Sharon Morris, Director of Library Development, Colorado State Library; and Hallie Rich, Marketing & Communications Director, Cuyahoga County Public Library.
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- Participant Guide for this webinar
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- Library Research Service: Research and Statistics about Libraries
- Jamie and Linda's Infographics presentation resources
- Colorado BTOP Project http://coloradovirtuallibrary.org/btop/
- BTOP Outcome Survey Administration Video
- Jamie Hollier is a consultant at commercekitchen.com
- Publilc Libraries and the Internet Study
- Pew Internet > Libraries
- IMPACT Survey tool
- Turning the Page Online, PLA
- From Awareness to Funding, OCLC Report
- Geek the Library participating libraries: http://geekthelibrary.org/about/libraries.html
- Geek the Library Case Studies
- Wallkill Public Library
- Solano County Library
- Tuscarawas County Public Library
- Dodge City Public Library
- Lawrenceburg Public Library District
- Capital Area District Library
- Marshall District Library
- Getting Sports Fans to Geek the Library on Impatient Optimists
- Geek the Library Flickr Group
- Ephrata Public Library - Geek the Library
- Solano County Library’s launch video
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