NOV 14

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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14 November 2012


1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]