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Advanced registration is $10 for LIbrary Friends Members and includes lunch.
What's your Advocacy Goal?
Each workshop participant should arrive with an advocacy goal. We will discuss these goals and work with the presenters to make them SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely)
We will discuss recent research related to public perceptions of the library and how the research can help inform their plans for achieving their advocacy goals. The research includes some very surprising findings that will give participants an edge in understanding the role of the library in the community.
Telling the Library's Story
Each participant will work on their own "parking lot speech." Who is your target audience? What types of messages are effective with those audiences? Participants will work with the presenters to hone their presentation skills and set goals using tools provided.
Strong partnerships and community relationships are important and can help the library achieve its advocacy goals. Each participant will brainstorm about existing and potential partnerships they could form in their community.
Planning for Action
Each participant will develop a plan for achieving his or her advocacy goal, along with an outline with next steps and key milestones for the project.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Brenda Hough is a library consultant and trainer. She currently works for the Northeast Kansas Library System, teaches adjunct courses for Empria State University, and is a trainer in the Public Library Association's Turning the Page 2.0 Online Advocacy course. Her past experience includes working with the Lake Agassiz Regional Library, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction, and TechSoup for Libraries.
Diana Weaver is the Director of the Basehor (Kansas) Community Library, where she has been recognized for her innovative approaches to both advocacy and e-content. She receiveed her Masters in Library Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has been involved with libraries for over 40 years in various capacities including Friend, Trustee, and library user.
OTHER LOCATIONS AND DATES
Workshops will be held in five locations statewide July and August:
METRO: Saturday, July 21 at Brookdale Library
NORTHEAST: Wednesday, July 23 at the Grand Rapids Area Library
NORTHWEST: Wednesday, August 22 at Perham Area Library
SOUTHWEST: Friday, August 24 at Redwood Falls Public Library