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Building librarians' capacity to advocate successfully leads to sustainable libraries

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Presentation of paper "Building librarians' capacity to advocate successfully leads to sustainable libraries" in co-authorship with Pilar Pacheco (Chile), Monica Grecu (Romania) and Greta Southard …

Presentation of paper "Building librarians' capacity to advocate successfully leads to sustainable libraries" in co-authorship with Pilar Pacheco (Chile), Monica Grecu (Romania) and Greta Southard (USA)

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  • 1. Building librarians’ capacity to Building successfully leads to advocate librarians’ capacity sustainable libraries to advocate successfully leads to sustainable libraries Pilar Pacheco, BiblioRedes, Chile Monica Grecu, Biblionet, Romania Greta Southard, Public Library Association, US Kristīne Pabērza, Third Father’s Son, Latvia
  • 2. Pilar Pacheco (Chile)
  • 3.  A network of 398 Public Libraries and 18 Regional Training Labs connected to Internet throughout Chile  A public library as the only Internet public access point in 1 out of 3 municipal districts  One million people served in public access and ICT training at public libraries  The driving force in the digital inclusion of the Chilean local communities
  • 4. With BiblioRedes, you can tour Chile and the world Internet and training, free for everyone, at your public library! Objective: To have families use the library ICT services at the library during the summer season
  • 5. BiblioRedes guides me in Internet Objective: To promote new Website We have our space in BiblioRedes.cl Objective: To promote generation of local content web pages at public libraries.
  • 6. Dossiers with information and letters sent to each municipal district and public library. Objective: To raise awareness of BiblioRedes Program and communicate library’s achievements and statistics of people served in training and access services.
  • 7. Dear Mom… my gift is an Internet course… Objective: To have children invite their mothers to get computer training at the library through this Mother’s Day card.
  • 8. Monica Grecu (Romania)
  • 9.  Planning phase from October 2007 to February 2009  12 pilot libraries Baru , HD – Mayor Raducanu helps in the library
  • 10.  About 70 librarians and local officials trained  6 sessions of advocacy-related courses Iasi County Library - courses for users
  • 11. Greta Southard (USA)
  • 12.  PLA trained over 2100 people, 1900 in-person, & 300 online  Held 14 in-person training events  Project goals: • Build skills, confidence, enthusiasm to initiate & implement a successful advocacy effort • Inform and fuel immediate and ongoing efforts to increase library funding • Participants create an advocacy plan they can implement to meet their grant required match
  • 13.  Structured as a conference, includes a keynote motivational speaker  12 interactive work sessions, with specific learning outcomes  Encouraged participants to come in teams of up to 3 people, and create advocacy messages that would resonate with their community  At the start of the conference, 50.5% did not feel prepared to implement an advocacy project for their library
  • 14.  98.5% of participants reported being excited about doing advocacy work in support of their library  99.5% believe they can influence their community to support their library  98.6% were more confident in their abilities to advocate on behalf of their library  Respondents representing libraries with project teams measured themselves higher on all measures of skills & confidence for engaging in advocacy work
  • 15. Day 1 Room A Room B Room C Room D Room E Room F 7:30 - 10:15 a.m. Breakfast - Session 1 - Keynote Speaker 10:15-10:30 Coffee break Session 2 Getting Started Getting Started Getting Started Getting Started Getting Started Getting Started 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Straight from the Source: How Funding Decisions are Made Session 3 Creating Your Library Building Public Perceptions of Your Unique Role Follow Me Show Me The Money 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Story Relationships Libraries 2:45-3:00pm Afternoon Snack Break Session 4 Public Perceptions of Creating Your Library It’s All About You Follow Me Your Unique Role Show Me The Money 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Libraries Story 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Q&A 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dinner with Author Day 2 Room A Room B Room C Room D Room E Room F 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Session 5 Building Public Perceptions of Public Perceptions of Show Me The Money Make It Memorable Your Unique Role 8:45-10:00 a.m. Relationships Libraries Libraries 10:00 -10:15 am Coffee break Session 6 Public Perceptions of It’s All About You Make It Memorable It’s All About You Make It Memorable Follow Me 10:15-11:30 a.m. Libraries 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch and Program: Funding Success Stories Session 7 Creating Your Library Building Show Me The Money Staying on Track Staying on Track Staying on Track 12:45 - 2:00 p.m. Story Relationships Session 8 What's Next? What's Next? What's Next? What's Next? What's Next? What's Next? 2:15 - 3:00 p.m. 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Closing
  • 16. Kristīne Pabērza (Latvia)
  • 17. Through strengthening capacities of public libraries to facilitate proactive use of ICT resources among people in Latvia thus striving to improve the quality of their lives PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS TRAINING FOR IMPACT LOCAL INTERNET (WiFi) LIBRARIANS ADVOCACY ASSESSMENT CONTENT AND USERS VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK
  • 18. Government authorities Municipality leaders Non-users Users Librarians
  • 19. ppacheco@biblioredes.org mgrecu@irex.ro Greta.southard@gmail.com kristine.paberza@3td.lv