Imagine the Possibilities

Concurrent Program Session

Millennials Take Over the Library

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 113 ABC

Calgary Public Library has transformed its oldest branch into an arts & culture hub for Millennials. The Library is now home to the local literary organization, amateur musician ensembles, and a “CreateSpace” – an interactive experiment in community-building. It has also become a testing ground for new services: Millennials drop-in for “nerd out at the library” programs, browse the “book candy aisle,” and take home extra books from the “bonus hold” cabinet.

An online version of this concurrent program session will be presented during the PLA 2018 Virtual Conference on Friday, March 23, 2018, at 9:00–10:00 AM Eastern.

At the end of this session, participants will:

1: Learn three approaches to designing program for Millennials (self-directed, volunteer-led, partner-assisted).
2: Incorporate ideation, prototyping, and evaluation in the design process for new initiatives.
3: Build partnerships with organizations who run successful Millennial programming.

The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 1: People with no previous knowledge of the topic.

This session will have: Low interaction (example: single speaker/panel with Q&A at the end of the program)

Track: Lead

Tags: Serving Adults, Adult Services, Innovation, Partnerships and Collaboration, Popular Culture, Public Programs


Presenters

Jackie Flowers, Service Design Lead
Calgary Public Library , Calgary , AB

Jackie Flowers is a Service Design Lead with the Calgary Public Library. She is part of a dynamic team that designs, pilots, evaluates and scales up dozens of new system initiatives for library members of all ages. She holds a Masters degree from the University of Toronto iSchool.

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