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PNLA 2019 Conference

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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Session B (Thursday) [clear filter]
Thursday, August 8

1:30pm PDT

Engaging your Latino Community
The Latino population of many states in the Pacific Northwest is over 20% and growing. How can the public library best engage and serve this community? Library Director Jenny Berg will tell the story of five years of increasing involvement with Latinos in McMinnville, Oregon, a town of 34,000. Utilizing available resources, making a case for engagement, and working with partners, funders, and staff the McMinnville Public Library is a city department leading the way in building strong relationships with Latinos. This will be a fun and interactive program where attendees can exchange ideas about how they might better form cross cultural connections. 
>Make the case for engagement outside of the library walls
>Utilize existing resources to engage Latinos in your community
>Create partnerships to grow cross cultural connections

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Jenny Berg

Library Director, McMinnville Public Library

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

1:30pm PDT

Surviving and Thriving as an Accidental Librarian
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

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