Registration Closes Today for this Recommended Workshop (from Leah)

Streamline for Success 2-part workshop: Library Programs & Services Reboot in APRIL
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We all want our library services to be strong and strategic, but how do you make sure that your library is producing meaningful, intentional services that support your mission, rather than simply falling into the traps of “more is more” or “we’ve always done it this way”? In this workshop you’ll gain perspectives on creating and implementing mission-driven library services with a goal-oriented needs-based approach, then put your learning into practice right away. Presenters will be available to you during select open office hours after the workshops. You’ll learn to:

  1. Conduct a library service audit and needs assessment
  2. Identify a desired service goal
  3. Apply design thinking principles to developing strong library service plans
  4. Utilize tools to enact and iterate a streamlined plan

Ideal audience: Library directors, adult and youth services managers
Presenters: Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser (St. Paul Public Library, MN) and Amy Koester (Skokie Public Library, IL)

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Coming Up

Besides the webinar above, here’s what’s coming up on the calendar:

  • Thu Apr 1st 10:00am – 11:30am: Human Resources: Accommodations and Self-Reflection
  • Wed Apr 14th & 15th (2 sessions, multiple times): Health Information Online–Finding Information You Can Trust Train the Trainer
  • Thu Apr 15th 1:00pm – 3:00pm: Webmaster Office Hours
  • Thu Apr 29th 9:00am – 10:30am: Collection Development, Library Values and Your Community: Navigating a Busy Intersection

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