Education Institute


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 Picture
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 Development
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 system.

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 Consumers
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 conference.



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