Community as Collaborator
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Ballroom B
Participatory experiences in the library – those that put the user in charge of their learning – are an exciting way to create meaningful connections for the community. Learn strategies to facilitate and scale programs and spaces for your patrons no matter your library’s size by leveraging trends to inspire your community to take ownership of library experiences.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Deconstruct traditional methods of programming relevant to their community. 2: Identify actions steps to start incorporating participatory elements. 3: Evaluate participatory experiences and their impact on the community.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.
This session will have: Medium interaction (example: single speaker/panel with questions or discussion throughout)
Handouts: Download 1
Tags: Spaces and Places, Facilitation, Innovation, Programming/Services, Transforming Libraries, Trends and Forecasting
Amy Holcomb, Experiential Learning Supervisor
Skokie Public Library , Skokie , IL
Amy manages the BOOMbox, Skokie Public Library's STEAM space that features a different theme every few months. She is a 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and values the DIY (do it yourself) and DIT (do it together) approaches to learning.
Vicki Rakowski, Head of Operations
Barrington Area Library , Lisle , IL
Vicki is the Head of Operations at Barrington Area Library, and acts as the Assistant Director of the library.