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Free Webinar: Starting Small with Project Outcome

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Are you interested in learning about Project Outcome?  Project Outcome is a free toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library services and programs.

I’ve read up on Project Outcome, but I feel like I could use some additional motivation to get started. That’s why I’ve signed up to attend Starting Small with Project Outcome, a free webinar on Tuesday, February 5. You can sign up too!

Register here to attend the free webinar (and receive the archive link after!).

P.S. Are you using Project Outcome at your library? Please share!

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Posted in PLA Conference, Planning, Program

Take this one-question survey for PLA!

Want to help guide the educational programming choices for the PLA 2020 Conference, Feb. 25-29, 2020 in Nashville? Please take this one question survey to let the programming committee know which three issues you’d most like to see addressed in the programming. The survey closes at 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

https://bit.ly/2svdF72 

Posted in Public Libraries

PLA Awards and Grants

I find that if I don’t read professional journals like Public Libraries when they are hot off the press then they just end up in a pile of “to read/ to do.” I’m enjoying this issue of Public Libraries, Sept/Oct on a brisk October morning while drinking a cup of coffee.

I wanted to bring your attention to the PLA Awards and Grants article posted in this issue, which include 10 different opportunities, including a grant to a library to build or expand its romance fiction collection and/or host romance fiction programming. What a great way to pump up your collection and programming. Nominations are due Dec. 11.

Here’s the link to the PLA Awards and Grants article: http://www.ala.org/pla/awards

Who will you nominate? See a grant opportunity that sparks your interest? Go for it!

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PLA’s Spring Leadership Academy

Are you a PLA member (or willing to join, if accepted) with at least 5 years of work experience — of increasing responsibility — in public libraries? Apply today to participate in PLA’s Spring 2019 Leadership Academy, taking place Mar. 25-29 in Chicago, Ill. The application deadline is less than a week away! Applications are due by Monday, Oct. 22.

For details, visit https://goo.gl/4DQTMe.PLA Leadership Academy

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Free For All Trailer

Yay! The trailer for the upcoming library documentary, Free For All, is now available. The project will be completed in 2019.

Free for All is a multi-platform documentary project exploring the history, spirit and challenges of the free public library. With public libraries around the nation facing drastic budget cuts and even closures, Free for All investigates why so many Americans love their libraries and assesses the high stakes for democracy if public libraries become extinct. (Source: https://freeforallfilms.org/)

The filmmakers encourage you to share the trailer on social media using the hashtag #freeforallfilm.

 

Posted in Inclusivity, Partnerships

Memory Minders

With the work I do with the Library Memory Project, I always have an eye out for things related to providing programs and services to those living with dementia and their care partners. Recently, Public Libraries Online featured an article titled Memory Minders: Meaningful Engagement for those Impacted by Dementia. Now I just need to take a field trip to Ramsey County Library (MN) to check these out myself!

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Source: Alzheimer’s Speaks