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ASCLA President's Program: Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative
Sunday, June 30, 10:30am-12pm
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Everyone knows why libraries matter. And yet, some people are questioning our role and value in the 21st century. How do we share the excitement for how libraries are evolving and innovating as a community institution? In this keynote, you’ll learn storytelling strategies specific to the unique opportunities and challenges faced by libraries today. For the last year, our presenter, Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, has collaborated closely with both the California and Pennsylvania State Libraries around this issue. Come learn why it’s important to tell your story, how to do it right, and some simple ways to get storied. Your story matters.
Michael Margolis is the CEO of Get Storied, an advisory and learning company devoted to transformational storytelling. For over a decade, he's worked as a story architect - helping CEOs and CMOs redefine how the world perceives their brand, cause, or message. Clients include AARP, Audubon, Bloomberg, NASA, and Zappos. Michael is an anthropologist by training and an entrepreneur by trade. The son of an inventor and artist, he is committed to the biggest stories of our age - the cultural inflections that are reshaping reality. His work and ideas have been featured in Fast Company, Brandweek, and Storytelling Magazine. Michael is also an evangelist for the global storytelling movement, serving a community of 15,000 change-makers who believe in the future of storytelling. Based in NYC, Michael is left-handed, color-blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human.
ASCLA's Other Valuable and Exciting Programs
Beyond Brainstorming: Making More Effective Decisions
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Moderator: Jeannette Smithee, Executive Director, SEFLIN
Speaker: Joan Frye Williams, Library Consultant & Futurist
The pace of change is accelerating, and the decision-making stakes are higher than ever. Given the pressures of time, finances, and transparency, our go-to methods of decision-making just aren’t cutting it anymore. Consultant and change agent Joan Frye Williams offers proven techniques for making effective decisions more nimbly and confidently. You will leave this session prepared to choose wisely and well in a changing environment.
Easy and Affordable Accessibility
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Speakers: Rhonda Puntney Gould and Nancy Fletcher
Library personnel are the greatest resource in providing outreach services to those with special needs or underserved populations. Whether yours is a one-person library or you have a large staff, there are many things you can do that are free or low-cost to provide exemplary library service to special populations. Lists of go-to resources, easy-to-use adaptive equipment, and ways to make your library environment more user-friendly to everyone will be shared and discussed.
Arts + School Libraries Inside
Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
This program will explore the ways in which school libraries serving incarcerated and detained youth incorporate the arts. Strategies presented will include: partnerships with arts organizations, partnerships with non-profits, instructional collaboration with art teachers, collection development, programming, and professional development. This presentation will also include examples of student work and project outcomes.
Do Those Evaluation Statistics Mean Anything?
Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Moderator: Sara Laughlin, Director, Monroe County Public Library (IN)
Speakers: Carlos Manjarrez, Director of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Institute of Museum and Library Services
Laura Stone, Federal and State Grants Manager, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Matthew Birnbaum, PhD, Research and Evaluation Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services
William Wilson, Partner, Himmel & Wilson, Library Consultants
The quality and rigor of program evaluation in library services lags behind other related fields, including education and social services. The problem is complex as it involves technical, administrative and cultural challenges. In this session, staff from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation and librarians will discuss strategies for improving the capacity of libraries to use evaluation by creating a network linking those producing evaluation with those who use the information to make better decisions.
Boomers to Seniors: Library Models for Serving and Engaging Older Adults
Monday, July 1, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Speakers: Claudia Perry, Associate Professor, Queens College, City University of New York
Kathryn Ames, Executive Director, Athens Regional Library System (Ga.)
Suzanne Flint, Library Programs Consultant, California State Library
The program will highlight two complementary IMLS-funded model programs targeting Boomers: adults born between 1946 and 1964, in a variety of settings inside and outside the library. Findings from a survey of suburban libraries regarding services to seniors in selected counties with a proportion of residents 65 and older, both higher and lower than the 13% national average, also will be presented, to provide a systematic look at current practices in serving this demographic.