Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sep: Storymakers: Tell Your Library's Story! (TechSoup)

Sept. 17    11am-12pm PDT

What is your library's story? How do you tell it? Where should you share it? Your library is full of stories to tell, and those stories can be leveraged for advocacy and community engagement. Join us at this webinar to learn how to gather and share stories about your library.

We will share tips and ideas to help you begin to collect stories and use them in a meaningful way using technology. Hear from these special guests:
•    Ale Bezdikian, Interactive Events and Video Producer at TechSoup, will provide a framework for storytelling. She will also share tips and best practices for capturing your library's story and tell us about how to participate in the Storymakers campaign.
•    Sharon McKellar, Community Relations Librarian at the Oakland Public Library (CA), will share her experiences gathering and sharing community stories, including the #weneeddiversebooks photo campaign and the OPL blog. She will also talk about how community stories can help be utilized for library advocacy.
•    We will hear from the Norton Public Library about the inspiration behind their 2012 video submission, 12 Things to do in a Library, which won the prize for Best Library Video.