PCI Webinar with Jill Hurst-Wahl
Moving Your Services into Your Community
Competency: Public Services Competencies
Sub-Category: Building Relationships with Community Organizations
We’ve heard the refrains of eliminating the reference desk, embedded librarians, and the like. We also hear of the need to get out into our communities. Yet meeting our community members where they are – not where we are – is still a challenge.
If we are free to move about our communities, and deliver services outside of the library, what might that look like? What innovative or imaginative twist can we use, which will spark the community’s attention and interaction? How can we assure that our efforts are accomplished in both safe and respectful ways?
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain the value of moving services into your community
- Propose activities which move the library out into it community
- Consider safe and community needs in creating a safe space outside of the library
Jill Hurst-Wahl — Biography
Jill Hurst-Wahl is consultant, speaker, writer, and educator. She is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the president of Hurst Associates, Ltd. She currently teaches graduate courses on collection development and on copyright. A former corporate librarian, Jill has always been an advocate for increasing the impact of libraries, no matter the type of community or organization they serve.
She is a member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council and the Onondaga County Public Library Board of Trustees. Her interests include copyright, the use of social media, and the future of the profession. Jill blogs at Digitization101.com and can be found on Twitter at @Jill_HW.