Tuesday, September 5 2017
10:30am - 11:30am

The Community is the Collection Webinar

PCI Webinars is offering SOMD libraries seats in the following webinar through them. If you or your staff are interested, please see the registration link at the bottom of this announcement. This session will also be available in the PCI Webinars archive one week after the session. Please only register if you can attend the live session.

PCI Webinar with R. David Lankes
The Community is the Collection

Tuesday, September 5th, from 10:30 - 11:30am EST

Competency: Library Management
Sub-Topic: Community Engagement

This one hour webinar will explore how community engagement is not a position or the task within the library - it is the purpose of the library and influences all parts of the organization. Reference transform from a transaction of question answering to ongoing instruction and learning. Technical services are not acquiring and organizing materials, but building a platform for community aspirations.

Lankes will look first at a set of principles that guides a community-approach to librarianship, and then delve into specific tools and examples of transforming communities through transforming libraries.

R. David Lankes - Biography

R. David Lankes is the director of the University of South Carolina's School of Library and Information Science, and recipient of the American Library Association's 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Lankes is a passionate advocate for librarians and their essential role in today's society.

Please register by Aug 28, 2017 via tinyurl.com/y9pd2j6l . This session uses VoIP, high-speed Internet and a headset/speakers are required.

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