Programs & Exhibits

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Join Amy Marshall for an engaging webinar on how even small libraries can create a huge impact on their communities. Serving as Director of the Craig Public Library, one of ten recipients of the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, Amy and her staff were responsible for implementing programs and services that exemplified library outreach and created lasting connections between the library and its patrons. In this webinar, Amy will share strategies with participants that they can then immediately take back to their own libraries and communities and put into action!
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Join fellow Building Common Ground project directors and representatives from the Public Insight Network (PIN), a project of American Public Media, to learn about effective collaboration with public media organizations and how to use PIN resources to learn more about the needs of your community.
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Parents are faced with ever-expanding media options to share with their children, and many children’s librarians are beginning to incorporate apps and eBooks for young children into their collections and programming to satisfy the growing need for reader's advisory in the app space ("Appvisory"). This webinar will explore why and how incorporating digital media into our collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship, and tips and tricks for translating traditional storytelling techniques into the digital realm.
Jennifer Velásquez, Coordinator of Teen Services for the San Antonio Public Library System (TX), will offer practical strategies for giving teens the lead in developing high-appeal collections and services.
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The first session of the four part Civic Engagement series introduces the topic of the series: public deliberation, a process used to engage contentious, difficult issues from diverse perspectives. The presentation is divided into three parts: "Why Now and Why Libraries?", "What is Deliberation?" and "Success Stories from the Field".
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The second session of the four part Civic Engagement series gives participants and listeners a big picture view of what happens in a deliberative public forum and the various roles of forum leaders.
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The fourth, and final session, of the Civic Engagement series will give participants and listeners insight into planning to hold forums, choosing the issue topic, logistics, and providing resources for forum participants.
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This webinar expanded on the “Guide to Creating a Common Ground Community Tour” by offering librarians a chance hear from Deirdre Colgan, the guide’s author, and pose any programming or technical questions they might have.
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Kristin Boyett, a librarian at the University of North Texas Wills Library, offers a snapshot of Edible Books events from years past at the university as well as provides tips for how to conduct a successful program, including how to alter programs to suit various audiences and facilities. Learn how much fun it can be to attend and host!
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The Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation webinar series will introduce a program model that targets young adults, using visual art as a springboard to civic engagement. In this first session, learn more about this program model for young adults that uses visual art as a springboard to civic engagement.

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