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Insider Article [June 2013] [06/04/13] (Crowdsourced: Sneak Peek)
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Crowdsourced: Sneak Peek

Your voices have been heard! This year, our planning committee invited you, the California Library Community, to offer your voice by presenting you with a slate of programs for you to review and vote on.  Chosen by you…These are just 5 of the 15 top vote-getters from the crowdsourcing campaign.  

Look for the crowdsource program icon throughout the conference program to find out what other programs were top vote-getters. 

Library of the Year: Going From Good to Great in Just Five Years

José Aponte, San Diego County Library; Chelsie Harris, San Diego County Library; Susan Moore, San Diego County Library

San Diego County Library was named the 2012 Library of the Year, having drastically increased services over the past five years despite a smaller budget. Find out how as top library leaders share the strategies that brought SDCL to the forefront and their tips for communicating their success.

Plan Once, Deliver 23 Times

Angie Miraflor, San José Public Library; Leslie Tanaka, San José Public Library

Find yourself reinventing the wheel when it comes to programming? Want to provide great programming while also saving time and money? Then consider centralizing! Join San José Public Library for a discussion about their Unit of Programming Services (UPS), a centralized programming department that delivers consistent, high-quality programs while saving many hours of staff time! Learn about the evolution of this innovative department that plans programs for 23 locations throughout San José. Attendees will discover ways to implement techniques, no matter what size the library system may be.

Popup Makerspace: Creating a Makerspace Without the Space!

Ann Awakuni, Mountain View Public Library; Paul Sims, Mountain View Public Library

Don’t have the space or staff for a full-fledged Makerspace in your library? Find out how Mountain View Public Library created popup Makerspaces that incorporated many of the tools, resources, and supplies of traditional Makerspaces without a dedicated area. Learn some quick, simple, hands-on projects that foster creativity, sharing, and participatory learning. And discover strategies for attracting volunteers, generating community interest, and building partnerships that made their Maker events successful. Also join the presenters in the Exhibit Hall to make a simple hands-on project!

Sharing Your Story with Elected Officials and Opinion Leaders

Deborah Doyle, California Library Association; Jan Sanders, Pasadena Public Library; Derek Wolfgram, Santa Clara County Library District

Join leaders from CLA’s Advocacy and Legislation Committee for an engaging discussion of strategies for effective advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels. Learn how to use a city or county’s legislative platform to enable you as a staff person to engage in advocacy. Please come prepared to share your own effective strategies about advocacy, and questions for the presenters and your colleagues.

What Kind of Noise Are You Making?

Sophia Duran, San José State University; Arglenda Friday, San José State University; Kristen Rebmann, San José State University; Sharon Tani, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts; Patty Wong, Yolo County Library; Beth Wrenn-Estes, San José State University

Members of San José State University SLIS’s Diversity Committee are making some noise about the importance of diversity in libraries. Arglenda Friday will discuss how to “Customize Your Diversity Checklist” with a checklist she uses in the classroom, and will suggest ways librarians can use the instrument to gauge how well diversity is being supported in their institutions. Patty Wong will address the six most common diversity issues affecting public libraries today, including staff development, internship programs to promote diversity, and developing skills and talents of librarians from diverse backgrounds. And panel members Kristen Rebmann, Sharon Tani, Sophia Duran, and Beth Wrenn-Estes will discuss their experiences with diversity issues and the library profession in 5-minute lightning talks. Participants are encouraged to bring their own stories to share.