Communicating the Value of Librarians – Collaboratory Event
We are inviting you to participate in a special Collaboratory workshop "Communicating the Value of Librarians" during ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.
EveryLibrary is excited to partner with David Lankes and the Collaboratory to bring our experience and insights to a tactical conversation about advocacy for the profession, and not just our institutions. The focus of this half-day workshop on Monday, June 27 is to help scope out effective ways to communicate the impact, value, and image of librarians and staff to local communities and in regional and national contexts.
Communicating the Value of Librarians
Monday, June 27 from 1pm - 5pm edt
Orange County Convention Center - W209 A/B
This session will provide tools, perspectives, and opportunities for collaboration among participants around communicating the importance of librarians and library staff to our communities. We will set the stage by discussing how advocating solely for libraries can actually hurt librarians. The session will then provide models for building an agenda to advocate the importance of librarians and library staff. Specific political skills will be demonstrated on communicating value. Participants will be encouraged to develop local and regional actions.
Help us close out #ALAAC16 with an actionable afternoon of learning, discussion, and planning. Please feel free to share this invitation and RSVP info with colleagues. We hope to convene a great Collaboratory conversation.