Stop begging people to use the library and learn how one simple phrase can make you indispensable to the community. Asking community groups what you can do to help their projects, instead of telling them all the library has to offer - is the key to flipping your library outreach and forging deep and meaningful connections with your community. Delivering on the answers to this question makes staff rethink their role in community engagement, and re-evaluate how communities actually see their library fitting into the fabric of everyday life.
Meeting Type: Ignite Session
Interests: Community Engagement, Leadership, Networking, Organizational Change, Outreach Services, Public Relations, Social Change, Transforming Libraries
Type of Library: Nonprofit, Public
Cost: Included with full conference registration.