Education Institute: Thinking Strategically; Engaging the Next
Generation; Implementing a Community-Led Service Model

Tuesday, October 19, 2:00 PM ET (11:00 AM PT)
Conversations with Leaders: Thinking Strategically--How to See the Big
with Rebecca Jones - 1 hour Audio Conference

Jane Dysart interviews her long-time business partner and 'facilitator
extraordinaire' on the practical techniques of thinking strategically.
During the 30 years of working with information professionals, Dysart &
Jones (D&J) have heard clients regularly voice their own challenge and
that of their staff in seeing "the big picture". Join D&J as they
discuss techniques and provide tips and resources to help participants
think more strategically and align their services with organizational
strategies and business practices. 

Rebecca Jones has an extensive background as a facilitator and
consultant as well as a corporate manager, information specialist, and
trainer. She is a recipient of Factiva's Leadership Award and a Fellow
of SLA library association.

Wednesday, October 27, 2:00 PM ET (11:00 AM PT)
Integrating the Community-Led Service Model--Shifting Branch and Service
with Ken Williment and Tracey Jones-Grant - 1 hour Audio Conference

Since 2004, Halifax Public Libraries has had the unique opportunity to
explore, develop, and implement innovative approaches to working with
communities. The community-led service model - one of the key outcomes
from the Working Together project (2004-2008) - has provided new
approaches for library staff to build skill sets to discover community
need, collaboratively plan and deliver services with community members,
and continuously evaluate the process. This presentation will provide
examples of how community-led work can be implemented within a library

Ken Williment is the Community Development Manager at Halifax Public
Libraries. He works closely with branch and service managers to
integrate community-led approaches within library staff work. Tracey
Jones-Grant is the Diversity Services Manager at Halifax Public
Libraries where she has been involved in community engagement and change
management since working as the Manager for one of Halifax Public
Libraries inner city branches.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2:00 PM ET (11:00 AM PT)
Conversations with Leaders--Engaging the Next Generation of Content
with Michelle Manafy- 1 hour Audio Conference

This conversation by interviewer Jane Dysart of Dysart & Jones
Associates with writer and editor Michelle Manafy, looks at some of the
trends we need to pay attention to as we plan activities and services in
libraries. It covers the challenges and opportunities presented by the
digital native generation. Join this fast paced discussion by an
information industry professional with her pulse on what's happening and
what we need to know going forward. 

Michelle Manafy has been involved in book and magazine publishing for
more than 20 years. She is currently the Editorial Director, Enterprise
Group, for Information Today, Inc. where she serves as editor-in-chief
for EContent magazine, the Intranets newsletter, and the Enterprise
Search Sourcebook. She is also the programming chair of Information
Today's Enterprise Search Summits and Buying & Selling eContent



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