1. social gathering, as of invited guests at a private home, for conversation, refreshments, entertainment, etc.: a cocktail party. 2.a group gathered for a special purpose or task: a fishing party; a search party A LIBRARY PARTY 3.a detachment, squad, or detail of troops assigned to perform some particular mission or service. 4.a group of persons with common purposes or opinions who support one side of a dispute, question, debate, etc. 5.a group of persons with common political opinions and purposes organized for gaining political influence and governmental control and for directing government policy: the Republican party; the Democratic party THE LIBRARY PARTY
Times are tough We aren’t connected to each other Lack of cooperation People aren’t excited You don’t have a mentor People are stressed, or sad Don’t have resources Don’t have social capital in our communities
Partying Brings people together A place to celebrate our profession To build networks and opportunities for cooperation Makes people happy Social connections
Have people stand up and talk to each other for a couple of minutes.
Facebook Twitter Youtube Social media is… A Party! Join it! G+ Hangouts Tinychat Start A video party
Farmer’s Markets Bars Restaurants Meet everyone in your community Be positive Turn gatherings into fun events celebrating the library! Start a party for your community outside of the library
Music Playing Slides or video - icebreakers/ Andrew W.K partytips / librarian JP / 8bit library / partying definitions / a history of partying
PARTY TIPS! -By Andrew WK Don't try to impress people. Try to inspire them.
PARTY TIPS! -By Andrew WK Looking beautiful has nothing to do with being an awesome person.
PARTY TIPS! -By Andrew WK 93% of all things that make us nervous are things we should do more of.
PARTY TIPS! -By Andrew WK Encourage people and give them warm back pats, starting with yourself.
PARTY TIPS! -By Andrew WK Sometime during today, go someplace but don't walk or run... just skip!
PARTY TIPS! -By Andrew WK True luxury isn't having fancy cars and diamonds, true luxury is having health, friends, and time to party together.
PARTY TIPS! -By Andrew WK Laughing 'til you puke is a rare and life-changing experience.
PARTY TIPS! -By Andrew WK Sing your own song. Do your own dance. Resist the urge to conform.
PARTY TIPS! -By Andrew WK Learn how to love zombies!
PARTY TIPS! -By Andrew WK True success isn't measured in dollars. It's measured in joy.