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2009 Annual Scla Conference Ray Turner

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Ray Turner's presentation at the SCLA Leadership Retreat 2009

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2009 Annual Scla Conference Ray Turner

  1. 1. Columbia Marriott 1200 Hampton Street
  2. 2. The Thoughts Behind the Theme
  3. 3. South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services <ul><li>Each are their community’s storehouse filled with information </li></ul><ul><li>South Carolina Libraries: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Special </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services <ul><li>Families are looking to their Public Library to provide: </li></ul><ul><li>Information & </li></ul><ul><li>Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment (local </li></ul><ul><li>artists, gaming </li></ul><ul><li>programs for YAs & </li></ul><ul><li>storytimes for the little </li></ul><ul><li>ones) </li></ul><ul><li>Job search and career </li></ul><ul><li>development for those </li></ul><ul><li>who are unemployed </li></ul><ul><li>Public Libraries Are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Life Centers in Hard Economic Times. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services <ul><li>Academic Libraries supply all the services important for supplementing education, cultural awareness and the components to advance literacy within the State. </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Libraries Provide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperative access to education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature through shared electronic and universal lending. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services <ul><li>Networking opportunities and resource sharing to enhance the mission of their parent organization or association </li></ul><ul><li>Special Libraries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide informational and research services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet the unique needs of professions & organizations. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services <ul><li>Who are these people? </li></ul><ul><li>What does each of the “people components” mean to your library? </li></ul><ul><li>How can all these people work together </li></ul><ul><li>effectively? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we recognize and become culturally aware of individual differences to foster an inclusive workplace and services? </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse People </li></ul><ul><li>“ The People Component” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>County or Academic Officials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trustees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support Staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patrons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services <ul><li>Library Services </li></ul><ul><li>are those things </li></ul><ul><li>that we have </li></ul><ul><li>always done like </li></ul><ul><li>book lending and </li></ul><ul><li>ILL Loans. </li></ul><ul><li>They also include: </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Web2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Digitalization </li></ul><ul><li>Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Programming for all ages </li></ul>
  9. 9. South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services <ul><li>What are the new and exciting </li></ul><ul><li>“ Exceptional Services” South Carolina libraries are creating to assist its client base with their recreational and educational needs? </li></ul>
  10. 10. South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services <ul><li>Programs for the Conference: </li></ul><ul><li>The theme is an all-inclusive one that will allow us to: </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace the South Carolina library experience, the roles and kinds of people who patronize and operate SC libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the exceptional services that we provide daily. </li></ul><ul><li>The Planning Committee would like programs that will aid us </li></ul><ul><li>in becoming better and effective libraries and library staff, as </li></ul><ul><li>well as, programs that will teach, inspire and inform. </li></ul><ul><li>The Committee would like to highlight programs that are </li></ul><ul><li>cutting-edge and most beneficial to the future of libraries </li></ul><ul><li>even with our current economic forecast and future trends. </li></ul>
  11. 11. South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services <ul><li>Possible Programs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Budgeting/Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salaries and Staffing Alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library Leadership Initiatives/Mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing and Promotion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outreach and Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st Century Collection Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>21 st Century Data Collection and Storage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advocacy/Elected Officials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gaming and other programming for all age groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 from a non-librarian perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing future librarians-programming for SLIS Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These ideas are only a few examples of the </li></ul><ul><li>Types of programs for the Conference. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Creative! </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services </li></ul><ul><li>Some Planned Highlights: </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Conference on Diversity Sponsored </li></ul><ul><li>in Partnership with SLIS </li></ul><ul><li>ALA Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Out of Stacks and Onto the Stage </li></ul><ul><li> (Karaoke and Dancing) </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Café Sponsored in Partnership with SOLINET & the State Library </li></ul><ul><li>Musical Entertainment </li></ul>
  13. 13. South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services Annual Conference Deadlines   October 28 Diversity Pre-conference October 28-October 30 Annual Conference Columbia Marriott Room Rate: $139 per night + tax   Deadlines:   April 10 Program Proposal Forms   July 17 Speaker Registration Forms Initial Program Information   September 11 Final Program Information
  14. 14. South Carolina Libraries: Diverse People and Exceptional Services Any Questions? Contact Information Rayburne J. Turner, 1 st Vice President Post Office Box 2132 Walterboro, South Carolina 29488 [email_address] 843.572.4094 (W) 843.509.9275 ( C )

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