Extraordinary at Any Size: Tips for Keeping Your Library Relevant and Your Community Engaged for Every Size Library
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Colorado Convention Center, Room Mile High Ballroom 1-2
A library can transform a community and a community can change a library. An engaged library system demands a shift in internal communication, focus, and training. Institutional relevancy requires an ability to reject traditional library responses to community issues and truly innovate. Participants in the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) initiative will share how their systems achieved significant change by “turning outward.” Topics include administrative buy-in, staff training processes, system adaptations, successes, and challenges.
At the end of this session, participants will:
1: Hear about relatable and replicable LTC experiences from three library systems. 2: Be able to compose a 2-minute elevator speech to pitch the LTC approach. 3: Know where to go for next steps.
The session organizer(s) identified this session as appropriate for:
Level 2: People with some knowledge, who want to increase their understanding.
This session will have: Low interaction: single speaker/panel with Q&A at the end of the program
Tags: Administration/Management, Administration and Management, Assessment and Evaluation, Leadership, Organizational Change, Transforming Libraries
Madeleine Ildefonso, Senior Librarian
Los Angeles Public Library/Wilshire Branch, Los Angeles, CA
Madeleine Ildefonso is a Senior Librarian with the Los Angeles Public Library. Madeleine has been a librarian for ten years with the city and previously has worked as a research editor for many magazines. She's a California State Library Eureka! Leadership fellow (2011) and is passionate about shared spaces, community, information literacy and textiles from Oaxaca.
Aileen Luppert, Librarian
Spokane County Library District, Spokane Valley, WA
After twelve years as a litigation paralegal, Aileen recently celebrated six years with the Spokane County Library District. Currently, she is the Managing Librarian of the Spokane Valley Library. Aileen is an active member of the Washington Library Association and is an occasional blogger on SCLD.org.
Randall Studstill, Librarian
San Jos? Public Library/Tully Community Branch Library, San Jos?, CA
Randall Studstill is a librarian with the San Jos? Public Library. Randall has experience in both public and academic libraries and is a religious studies specialist. He is a California State Library Eureka! Leadership fellow (2015).
Kelly Tyler, Senior Librarian
Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA
Kelly Tyler is privileged to deliver services as manager of the Adult Literacy and Volunteer Programs for the Los Angeles Public Library. She spearheaded LAPL's participation in ALA's Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort following her grant-funded project engaging L.A. human service nonprofits in non-deliberative dialog. Her first book Intellectual Freedom for Teens is available through ALA Editions.