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The Nova Scotia Provincial Library will host an audio conference on
"Libraries, Learning and Communities: Roles and Value" with Mary
Lee Kennedy on December 8th.  This is part of the Education
Institute's Strategic Conversations with Leaders series.  All
libraries are involved in learning in some way with their communities.
This talk looks at strategies for how libraries can present their value
in terms of the learning and community needs of their users/non-users,
as well as how to fit with the other organizations providing related
services and products. Hear insights and ideas from an experienced
practitioner and strategist.

The Benefits
Highlights key strategies for presenting the value of investing in your
programs and services
Includes tips and insights for engaging your team and community

Who Should Participate?
CEOs and Directors
Library Managers
Senior Management team
Board Trustees

Key Topics
Recognizing opportunities and partners
Library value in terms of the user/non-user community
Critical success factors for proving value and bridging organizational
Tips for communicating value

Mary Lee Kennedy
Mary Lee is a leading practitioner and thought leader with experience
in high technology, research, manufacturing and academia. Her experience
is in designing and implementing new information products and services.
She achieves this through strategic alignment, developing key
partnerships, demonstrating the organizational value, and creating the
capability to deliver on commitments. Her current role at Harvard
Business School is focused on developing and implementing a knowledge
management strategy. Previous to Harvard she was Director of the
Knowledge Network Group for Microsoft Corporation, Manager of
Information Research Services at Digital Equipment and Information
Scientist at Sherritt Gordon in Edmonton. She is the winner of the Karen
L. Switt Leadership Award, a Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise award, a
Center of Expertise in Information Technology award, and an Innovation
in Technology Award. Mary Lee writes two columns - one for Information
Highways and another for Intranets: Enterprise Strategies and Solutions.
Recent articles cover implicit knowledge, and the role of personas in
product design.

Developed for the Education Institute by Jane Dysart, Founding Partner
of Dysart & Jones Associates, Toronto.

Time: Thursday, December 8th, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Place: Training Room, Nova Scotia Provincial Library, 3770 Kempt Road,
Format: One hour audio conference
This session is free; parking is available in front of the building.

Please respond to Carol Morris at [log in to unmask] or by phone at
424-2477 if you would like to attend this session.

We respectfully request that you refrain from wearing any scented
products, including perfume, hair spray, cologne, deodorant, etc. and we
thank you for your cooperation.