Participatory Librarianship Shaping Conversations to Advocate the Impact of Our Academic Libraries, Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) 38th Annual Conference
Participatory Librarianship: Shaping Conversations to
Advocate the Impact of Our Academic Libraries ALAO Annual 2012 Preconference Roberts Centre, Wilmington, Ohio October 25, 2012 Buffy Hamilton, FacilitatorCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/topaz33/3494000327/sizes/l/
“These are the times that
try men’s souls…” Thomas Paine, The CrisisCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/toomanytribbles/5631936977/sizes/l/in/photostream/
participatory learning is a lens
to help us see the possibilities and create a context for crafting a shared vision of library in learning communitiesCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/beataryden/5917683857/sizes/l/in/photostream/
Assessing the Current SituationWho is
your library community andwhat do they need? How do you know and assess their needs? How do you assess the points of meaningful impact of the library in the community? How does the community impact the mission of the library?
Existing ConnectionsWhat services and programs
What services and programsdoes your library offer that invite your community to foster trust or likability participate? Think of between the library and successes---what created community? excitement? Think of services or programs that did not work the way you expected. What were some unexpected factors? Did they work for you or against you?
Articulating Our Value If you
wanted to write a TVcommercial for your library and have 60 expensive seconds to articulate it s value, what are your key points and what can What would that commercial say if you do to make the ad hit its primary audience is your home? provost/president/academic deans, faculty/alumni?
Planning for the Future: “If
You Build It, They Will Come…” What are you building? Who do you want to come? What will be different about your library in the future?
Envisioning the Future What do
you need to build these elements of enchantment and touchpoints for participation to create strategic and amplified impact in your community? What can your community aspire to be?