New session: Developing Effective Community Partnerships Workshop
For Immediate Release
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Developing Effective Community Partnerships with Paul Signorelli and Andrew Sanderbeck. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thurs., May 3, 2018.
Libraries serve their communities above all else, and it’s crucial that librarians work not only with people in the community, but also with institutions and businesses. Building positive and productive relationships with these organizations can be a challenge, but they can be tremendously beneficial to the library. They can lead to everything from content to marketing to funding as they further cement the library’s status as an indispensable member of the community.
In this workshop, Paul Signorelli and Andrew Sanderbeck draw on their extensive experience building relationships between libraries and community partners to show you how to overcome the initial challenges and avoid the common pitfalls that hold many people back. Conversations with potential partners can begin informally over a cup of coffee, in community meetings, and in gatherings where representatives of various community groups simply listen to each other to identify the shared challenges they can address. They then can blossom into unexpectedly rewarding results for everyone involved.
About the Instructors
Paul Signorelli served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-instructional designer-presenter-consultant. Much of his work involves fostering community and collaboration face-to-face and online through libraries, other learning organizations, and large-scale community-based projects including San Francisco’s Hidden Garden Steps project, which has its origins in a conversation that took place within a local branch library. He remains active on New Media Consortium Horizon Report advisory boards/expert panels, in the Association for Talent Development (ATD--formerly the American Society for Training & Development), and with the American Library Association; adores blended learning; and remains a firm advocate of developing sustainable onsite and online community partnerships that meet all partners’ needs. He is co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed and author of the upcoming Change the World Using Social Media (Rowman & Littlefield, Autumn 2018).
Andrew Sanderbeck is an expert presenter, coach, and consultant for libraries and library organizations. His favorite topics include customer service and retention, effective communication, and management and leadership skills. He has presented at ALA, PLA, and at many state and regional library conferences, as well as international conferences in the United Arab Emirates and many European Countries. Sanderbeck is the founder of PCI Webinars, a webinar company that produces 100 programs each year for library organizations. He is the author of The Power of Asking for What You Want and The ABCs of Positive Living.
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