Becoming a Creative Hub for Your Community Workshop

Becoming a Creative Hub for Your Community Workshop

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

$65.00
ALA Member: 
$ 58.50
Item Number:
1541-9398
Date: 
Day:  July 31, 2019
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Becoming a Creative Hub for Your Community Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Position your library as a hub of creativity that is not only responsive but also community-driven and community-led in your decision-making processes.

Intended for librarians who help create public programs, this workshop will show you how to engage your community with creative invitations and access to interesting and useful resources. Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Batykefer, librarians and authors of Incubating Creativity: A Sourcebook for Connecting with Communities (upcoming from ALA Editions), share the four elements that can transform your library into a creative hub:

  1. Resources—library collections, spaces, technology, and equipment
  2. Staff—library workers across departments
  3. Partnerships & Engagement—connections and collaborations with art-makers, arts organizations, and other community groups
  4. Invitations—hands-on, participatory experiences taking place in and outside of the library building

Using a community-driven lens to listen and learn with your community, you’ll learn how to better engage with your users. You’ll also be taught a systematic approach to evaluate these elements of your library.

By participating in this webinar, you will be able to

  • Assess the current creative landscape currently in your community
  • Position your library as a hub of creativity that is not only responsive, but community-driven and community-led in your decision-making processes
  • Engage your community with creative invitations and by providing access to interesting and useful resources

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

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Laura Damon-Moore

Laura Damon-Moore is a Community Engagement Librarian for the Central Library at Madison Public Library in Madison, Wisconsin. There, she works on identifying and facilitating opportunities for creative engagement with library space, resources, and services. These include things like the Volunteer Toolbox, a cross-agency volunteer training series, and Library Takeover, an event-planning bootcamp for teams of community members who want to learn how to plan and host great large-scale events. Laura is a Library Journal Mover & Shaker for 2014. She is the author of The Artist's Library: A Field Guide from the Library as Incubator Project (Coffee House Press 2014) and the forthcoming ALA Editions book Incubating Creativity: A Sourcebook for Connecting with Communities.

Erinn Batykefer

Erinn Batykefer served as co-founder and editor of the Library as Incubator Project from 2010-2017 and is a professional writer and editor in addition to her work as a librarian. Her writing has won several awards, including fellowships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Bucknell University, and her first poetry collection, Allegheny, Monongahela (Red Hen Press) won the Benjamin Saltman poetry prize. Her creative work has appeared widely in journals and literary magazines and she is the author of the forthcoming ALA Editions title Incubating Creativity: A Sourcebook for Connecting with Communities as well as The Artist's Library: A Field Guide (Coffee House Press) along with Laura Damon-Moore. She was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker for her work. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

At Your Service

Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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