Emerging Library Space
The role of the library to serve as cultural hub continues to transform and expand the functional relationships of physical + virtual spaces. This program will consist of a moderated panel / discussion with emerging library professionals, followed by a summary of planning principles. Participants may submit, in advance or at the session, library facility projects under consideration so that a comprehensive list of hybrids can be captured for use in future exploration of this topic.
Subjects: Buildings and Facilities, Trends and Forecasting, Administration and Management
Library Service Planning: Leveraging Your Organization to Transform Your Library
Uncertain environments call for experimentation. Learn how to develop a framework that leverages library resources in a new way. Address the conditions to attract new customers and resources. Archimedes moved a rock with a small stone. So can you. Obviously, not all budgets are in decline. But it can be catastrophic if you don’t know the functional service capacities for your library. This program will help new leaders understand patterns - putting intelligent minds to leverage change.
Subjects: Buildings and Facilities
Fare 2012—Fundraising Incubator: New Ideas? How to Avoid an Epic Fail
Bring your ideas to this new fundraising incubator. After a lightning introduction round, a variety of experienced peers, mentors/advisors and community partners will be available to talk about successful projects and programs –and epic fails!—and give you advice on how to go forth fearlessly. Get hands-on expert advice in on the care and feeding of your new fundraising ideas without ignoring the importance of fundraising and fund development fundamentals.
Subjects: Fundraising, Funding, Administration and Management
Guts and Glory: The Truth on What It Takes to Lead
Do we know what it takes to successfully position the library as a core service in government and community? We talk to ourselves about what it takes to tell our story and the value we bring, but rarely do we hear from city and county executives about the real truths on how they see libraries, the skinny on the skills they look for in library leaders. Join us for a provocative conversation with renowned government executives and proven directors to hear straight talk about leadership and positioning libraries as key partners in city and county government.
Subjects: Leadership, Civic Engagement, Professional Development, Administration and Management
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