*Subject to change.
As we return to "normal" library operations, what long-term differences will we see in our buildings and spaces? Should we go back to the way things were before, or have we learned some lessons over the last 18 months that can make our libraries better?Change is hard, and we are all looking forward to resuming our regular work lives. But some things about our libraries should (or must) be altered going forward. The shortcomings in our library buildings have been made very clear, and we have all been forced to be creative and resilient to provide library services at all. Before abandoning all the great ideas we've generated, and before we go back to business as usual, let's examine what we should keep and what we should let go of. We'll use principles from Design Thinking and the Innovator's Compass as the basis for this process.
Things we wished we learned in library school concerning building management.
What we did right, what we did wrong, and how can we do better in the future?
How do you plan for the future with so much uncertainty?
How to get there and how to encourage/mentor others.
Have you thought about starting a board game collection or group at your library and don't know where to start? In this introductory gaming in libraries presentation, Jenn Bartlett, The Board Game Librarian, will share her experience in starting a successful board game group at her library and then building a circulating collection for the public. At the end of this presentation, participants will have resources and knowledge to be able to start a program or collection at their own library.
Questions, formatting, hiring processes...