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PNLA 2019 Conference

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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Thursday, August 8 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Surviving and Thriving as an Accidental Librarian

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You finally got your dream job at the library, but now what? People always say, "I never learned that in Library School", but what about those of us who never went to school in the first place? More than 3 out of every 4 library staff nationwide do not hold a library degree, so if you're one of them, this session is for you! Come take pride in your accidental librarianship and walk away with greater understanding of library principles, practices, and tools of the trade. We'll discuss Collection Development, Reader's Reference, Outreach, Advocacy, Programming, and more! 

Attendees will learn what tools they have available to them to better do their job. They will feel more comfortable with telling the library's story to public stakeholders, and learn how to increase their capacity to better serve their patrons. 

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Patrick Bodily

Library Consultant, Idaho Commission for Libraries

Thursday August 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT