Join us in person at either the CLRC or Mid York offices for a webinar viewing party of Amigo Library Service’s 2018 online conference, Speak Up – Advocating for You and Your Library! This is an all day conference but feel free to come to one session or come for all!

Online Conference Description:

What do you think of when you hear the word “advocacy”? Do you immediately think of stumping on Capital Hill and meeting with local government officials? “Advocacy” is much more than politics. Every day, librarians and staff find themselves in situations where they must advocate for resources, money, and services for their libraries, in addition to advocating for themselves and their career as professionals.


10:00 a.m.: Opening Keynote – Our Success is Your Success: Using Partner Power to Advocate, Presenter: Elise Granata

11:00 a.m.: Break

11:15 a.m.: Budgeting for Library Resources to Support Online Academic Programs: Advocacy and Strategy, Presenter: Mark McCallon

11:15 a.m.: Making Room for Moms: Advocating for a Lactation Space in the Library, Presenters: Heidi Blackburn and Joyce Neujahr

11:15 a.m.: Crafting Your Library Story to Leverage Resources, Presenter: Keturah Capadonia

12:00 p.m.: Break

12:15 p.m.: Outreach as Advocacy: Utilizing Library Goals to Communicate our Value at a For-Profit College, Presenters: Jessica Kiebler and Stella Sigal

12:15 p.m.: Building Your Brand and Communicating for Collaboration in a Brand-New Role, Presenter: Laura Birkenhauer

12:15 p.m.: Collaborations That Payoff: Rethinking Services Within a University Library, Presenter: April Aultman Becker

1:00 p.m.: Lunch Break

2:00 p.m.: Professional Networks as Advocacy Apparatus, Presenter: Jeremy Johannesen

2:00 p.m.: Embedded Director: Public Office Hours, Engaging in Community Events & Creating a Community Report to Tell Your Library’s Story, Presenter: Scott Jarzombek

2:00 p.m.: Tell Your Story, Share Your Impact, Presenter: Kimberley Lindskog

2:45 p.m.: Break

3:00 p.m.: Strategic Storytelling as Advocacy and Marketing, Presenter: Jennifer Burke

Learn more about the sessions and presenters here, at Amigos Library Services’ website.

This event is happening at two locations. Please make sure you register for your preferred location!

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