Reduce Waste, Build Community: Hosting Repair Events at Your Library
In this webinar, learn how to help your patrons save money on electronic, mechanical or sewing repairs and divert waste from the landfill with repair events.
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Libraries around the world are hosting repair events, inviting people to bring damaged household items and clothing to be repaired instead of throwing them away. Repair events can help your library reach diverse communities, teach and maintain valuable repair skills, and engage with skilled volunteers and invested community partners. Help your patrons save money on electronic, mechanical or sewing repairs and divert waste from the landfill with fix-it fairs, repair cafes and U-fix-it clinics. Join us for this webinar to learn everything you need to know about hosting a repair event, from finding partners to recruiting fixers, and from getting management approval to effectively getting the word out.
- Tom Watson, Project Manager, King County EcoConsumer Public Outreach Program, King County Solid Waste Division, Seattle
- Laurie Finlayson, Adult Services Librarian for Auburn, Algona-Pacific and Muckleshoot Libraries, King County Library System
- Steven Bailey, Librarian Services Manager, Auburn, Algona-Pacific, and Muckleshoot Libraries, King County Library System
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- King County Repair Events
- Repair Event Templates
- Fixit Clinic
- Repair Café US on Facebook
- Tacoma Fix-It Fairs
- FIXED! A short documentary about a Repair Café in Toronto
- Fix It at the Library with DIY Repair Programs, TechSoup for Libraries
- Bike Kitchen coming to Santa Maria Public Library
- Return to the Real: The Library as Social Connector, a presentation at ALA Midwinter
- Libraries and the Art of Everything Maintenance, American Libraries Magazine
- Making A Human Connection, One Repair At A Time, KNKX Radio
13 February 2019
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]
Webinar presenter Tom Watson
Webinar presenter Laurie Finlayson
Webinar presenter Steven Bailey
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