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PNLA 2019 Conference

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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Session H (Friday) [clear filter]
Friday, August 9

3:00pm PDT

Engaging Latino Community (encore session from Thursday)
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

Friday August 9, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Riverfront Ballroom A

3:00pm PDT

What does it take to partner with state and national parks?
What does it take to partner with state and national parks?
Mike Gauthier, Superintendent of Nez Perce National Historical Park, Whitman Mission National Historic Site and Big Hole National Battlefield, has successfully partnered with libraries to encourage and extend access to public lands and parks. Case studies from Yosemite NP, Olympic NP, and Nez Perce NHP demonstrate how libraries and parks both benefit when together they tell the stories of our nation's extraordinary natural and cultural resources and rich heritage.

On a state level learn what Carolyn Petersen, Rural Library consultant, Washington State Library, needed to do to launch a pilot program this spring which enables 4 Washington public libraries to check out Discover passes to Washington’s state parks. The Discover Pass goes out with a backpack containing binoculars, a common animal and plants guide, and an evaluation guide.

1. what's necessary for a successful collaboration 2. how to evaluate program 3. lessons learned


Mike Gauthier

Superintendent, Nez Perce National Historical Park


Assistant Program Manager, Library Development, Washington State Library | Office of the Secretary of State

Friday August 9, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
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