Speaker Mary Evangeliste and Katherine Furlong
Mary Evangeliste is the owner of Fearless Future which is a group of artists, designers, educators and librarians who specialize in marketing, design, training and strategy for nonprofits and small businesses. During her years as a librarian Mary was a manager, a liaison, and a trainer. She has written and ...
Mary Evangeliste is the owner of Fearless Future which is a group of artists, designers, educators and librarians who specialize in marketing, design, training and strategy for nonprofits and small businesses. During her years as a librarian Mary was a manager, a liaison, and a trainer. She has written and presented widely over the past six years on change management, training and non-profit marketing. She is known for motivating and enthusiastic lectures and workshops. She is also the co-author of the ALA bestselling book “Bite Sized Marketing: Realistic Solutions for the Overworked Librarian.
Katherine Furlong is the Associate Director for Access & Administrative Services at Lafayette College. Prior to that position, Katherine served as Access Services Librarian and Project Manager for Lafayette’s $22 million expansion and renovation of Skillman Library. Before coming to Lafayette, Katherine worked in instruction and reference at Gettysburg College and as a systems librarian at the University of Maine at Farmington. Her dream is to some day have a job title with no prepositions, ampersands or slashes.
It’s impossible to create the information environment of the future while clinging to legacy services. This program will investigate the concept of Planned Abandonment in libraries. The presenters will discuss methods and means to evaluate legacy services, address how to market the end of a once-beloved service, and confront the staff and patron issues inherent in making thoughtful, lasting, mission-focused change in libraries.
Who should attend:
Library directors, managers, and program coordinators in all types of libraries who are facing tough realities about what services and programs can and should be continued in their organizations.
By the end of this program, participants will:
1.Understand the theory and practice of planned abandonment
2.Begin to formulate an assessment and analysis plan for a self-identified legacy service
3.Begin to apply the practice to a legacy service in their library