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Thursday, April 21 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Events Outreach: Defining Outcomes and Redefining Success at Your Community's Big Gatherings

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Attending large community events can be a great way to connect to patrons and spread your message, but events can also take a lot of staff time and other resources. How do you decide which events to prioritize in your community? Can you have meaningful interactions when a band is playing 20 feet away? And how do you craft outcomes for a block party? Panelists will share their approaches to choosing which events to attend, creating goals during events, and finding ways to connect amid the buzz of activity at a community event.

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Jen May

Staff Training Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Jen is a Staff Training Librarian for Multnomah County Library (and formerly the Community Outreach Librarian). She has been a librarian since 2003, most of that time spent at the Central Library in downtown Portland (though she is proud to say she's worked the information desk at... 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 →

Thursday April 21, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Convention Center, Cascade C