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Wednesday, April 20 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Jumpstart Your Outreach Plan: Identify Your Community and Their Needs to Define Library Services ($50) LIMITED

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During this presentation, participants will learn how to: identify and reach out to communities in need; prioritize outreach services; and to develop an outreach action plan including program goals and outcomes. Presenters will share examples of successful outreach programs and specific information about how to make the library a welcoming space for groups such as immigrants, individuals with limited English language proficiency or literacy skills and persons with disabilities. At the end of the session, participants will have concrete tools for starting or improving an outreach program to meet the needs of underserved groups in their communities.

In order to aid in the discussion and to get the most out of this session, it is highly recommended that attendees bring (or have access to) your library's mission and vision statement, and the strategic plans or goals. If these are not readily available, samples will be made available during the session.


Maria Aguilar

Latino Outreach Coordinator, Cornelius Public Library
I have been working at the Cornelius Public Library since 2004, started off as a library aide and am now the Latino Outreach Coordinator. I am also in charge of the Spanish Language collection development, and oversee several different library programs. I have a B.A. from Portland... Read More →

Laura Bradshaw

Multnomah County Library

Annie Lewis

Bilingual Spanish Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library
I am a Bilingual Spanish Youth Librarian at the Fairview-Columbia Branch of Multnomah County Library. In this position I serve youth ages 0-18 and their families through programming, outreach, collection development, reference and readers’ advisory. I coordinate services at my branch... Read More →
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Kate Schwab

Multnomah County Library
Kate Schwab is a Librarian at the Multnomah County Library, where she started working as an on-call shelver in 1998, knowing she'd never become a librarian. After some twists and turns, she now works at the Central Library in the Information Services department with a focus on outreach... Read More →
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Lauren Simon

Community Librarian | Bibliotecaria Comunitaria Tualatin Public Library | Biblioteca Pública de Tualatin... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Convention Center, Cascade E