Images that come to mind with outreach…Dinner Party, School, Book club, distribution, laughing friends. Also, storm-tossed waves, forest w/o a map, new language
Sometimes outreach can feel like being in a ship in the storm
I hope that our time together reassures you of the life preservers around you
Sometimes participating in outreach seems like a forest without a trail. I feel lost, not sure where to go, how to get there, who is with me, etc.
Hopefully our time together will give you some directions and tools to use when you feel lost
Sometimes outreach seems like you are in a different country - with different customs, people, languages, etc
I hope this time together will remind you that there are guidebooks out there, and there are ways to navigate these new situations and opportunities.
I’m going to share what I’ve learned with you, and look forward to hearing your experiences too!
Located in the town of West Chicago, Illinois, which is about 30 miles west of the city of Chicago. According to the Public Library Survey (2014 FY) just released by IMLS, we serve a population of 29, 924 (PLS 2014). 43% of our population have library cards. Our collection is 121,524 items. Our total circ is 243,397 items. We have 22.88 staff.
Maps, Lifelines, Ideas
Help! I’m a new outreach librarian!
I’M A NEW
I’M SARAH HAMMERSHAIMB
Librarian. Educator. Reader. Dreamer.
Passionate about connecting people
You can find me at: @s_hammershaimb
“There is freedom waiting for you
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask, “What if I fail?”
Oh, but my darling
What if you fly?
Hanson, Erin. “There is freedom waiting for you.” the poetic underground,
http://thepoeticunderground.com/post/85456372695/there-is-freedom-waiting-for-you-on-the-breezes-of. Accessed on 14 October 2016.
Questions to ask each other
Where do you find
ideas for outreach?
worked for your
to submit your contact info
Library Intro Presentation Example
Reading and AV Survey
Programming Interest Survey
Slides and Networking Form
You can contact me and find presentation resources at:
Special thanks to all the people who made these resources available:
○ Presentation template by SlidesCarnival
○ Photographs by Photos for Class
Much gratitude to my amazing and supportive co-workers at the West
Chicago Public Library District, and those librarians everywhere who have
aided me on my journey. Special thanks to Patrina Garza and Gabriel
Cardenas who joined me on this adventure and shared their tremendous