Building and Sustaining Strategic Plans and Partnerships in your Rural or Tribal Community
The success of a library depends on effective strategic planning and sustained community partnerships. Learn about planning and partnerships, including the basics of writing and implementing a strategic plan, how to ensure successful community outreach, and how to collaborate with city and county managers through strategic community partnerships. Understand the characteristics of a community centered library, assess needs and identify outreach target group, and learn tips on choosing a project and partners. Use your strategic plan to help make big decisions, “sell” your goals to key partners, and be able to prove your success over time.
Subjects: Advocacy, Outreach Services, Rural and Small Libraries
NISO’S IOTA Initiative: Improving OpenURLs Through Analytics
NISO’S IOTA initiative aims to eliminate the major remaining problems with OpenURL linking through data analysis. Currently millions of community-derived OpenURLs can be examined in a public reporting tool, and a scoring system is underway to rank providers by their OpenURL quality. After an overview of OpenURL problems, two speakers will explain how institutions are already using IOTA’s work to improve OpenURLs for e-books and to identify the best metadata for inclusion in link-to syntaxes.
Subjects: Electronic Resources, Guidelines and Standards, Technical Services, Metadata
There’s an App for That: Using Technology to Enhance Children’s Librarianship
Apps are all the rage these days. As schools and public libraries are increasingly adopting mobile devices such as iPads and eReaders, librarians are looking for ways to use apps to enhance lesson plans and create “Storytimes 2.0.” In this presentation two school librarians and two public librarians will explain and demonstrate how they have successfully integrated apps into their library programs and services. This session will help you raise the bar for librarianship and learning at your own institution.
Subjects: Children’s Services, Emerging Technologies, Electronic Resources, Public Programs, Youth Services
Geek Alert! Your Brain on Science and Technology
Science and technology are changing our lives in wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful) ways. Join best-selling authors of the genre, including Sam Keane, Paul Zak, and Jonathan D. Moreno, as they talk about their latest books. A book signing will follow with most books given away free! Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal’s Prepub Alert, will moderate the panel.
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