Webinar: Proactive Libraries in the 21st Century - Keeping your Library Relevant to your Community

Speaker Maurice Coleman
Maurice Coleman, has been Technical Trainer at Harford County (MD) Public Library in North Eastern Maryland for the last 7 years. He has 20 years of experience training all ages how to sensibly use technology, computer hardware and software.  He has also trained on effective technology planning and deployment, social ...


Maurice Coleman, has been Technical Trainer at Harford County (MD) Public Library in North Eastern Maryland for the last 7 years. He has 20 years of experience training all ages how to sensibly use technology, computer hardware and software.  He has also trained on effective technology planning and deployment, social media skills, nonprofit organizational development and fundraising, community organizing and presentation skills.


 


He has presented at numerous conferences on topics such as community development, digital personal branding, technology implementation, presentation and training skills, and effectively using social media. He hosts the library training podcast T is for Training and writes for the American Library Association’s LearnRT blog ALALearning.  For his work he was named a 2010 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and received the Citizens for Maryland Libraries Davis McCarn Technology Award.  You can find him on twitter @baldgeekinmd

Full Description
As access to information evolves, how do libraries remain relevant to their customers and communities? How can libraries serve the ever changing needs of their population while dealing with shrinking budgets and rising expectations? Maurice will discuss some ways to keep relevant, deal with lower funding coupled with increased demands and how to stay able to meet your communities' needs without knowing what those need will be in the future.
 
Who should attend:
All library staff interested in creating and supporting pragmatic, proactive and practical library management in the coming years
 
By the end of this program, participants will:
- know some steps to create and maintain proactive community engagement
- see new ways to use their library space to engage different sectors of the community.
- know how to proactively engage community decision makers.
Organizer Laura Forshay

When?

Thu, Oct. 6, 2011
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. US/Eastern

How Much?

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Where?

Online