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Speaking Up for Libraries

  • 15 Jun 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • State Library of Ohio, East 1st Avenue, Columbus, OH
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All library types welcome! Learn how to effectively communicate the value of your library to a variety of stakeholders. Develop a “pitch” that you can adapt to fit within the time constraints of daily life. Everyone can and should be an advocate for libraries. Learn how to craft a powerful message about why your library matters. This event is free for members of ALAO, OELMA, and OLC - all others $15 (to cover the cost of food and supplies). Lunch from Jason’s Deli will be provided. Registration is required and ends June 13th.

11:00 - 12:00 a.m. - Registration
11:20 - 11:30 a.m. - Welcome - Katy Kelly, ALAO President
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. - Putting Your Mission Statement in Plain English – Michelle Brasseur, ALAO PR Coordinator
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch and Networking
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. - Outreach and Advocacy Panel, featuring:

  • Doug Evans, Ohio Library Council
  • Shelly Miller, OhioNET
  • Eric Resnis, ALAO Vice President/President-Elect
  • Joseph Straw, ALAO Government Relations Liaison
  • Brandi Young, OELMA
2:15 - 2:30 - Break
2:30 - 3:30 - Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication Skills - Ashlee Ralph, Toastmasters International Columbus
3:30 - 4:15 - Draft and Practice Your "Pitch"
4:15 - 4:30 - Wrap-Up and Evaluations

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