Library Futures Series: Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces
Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces is a WebJunction program that led 15 small and rural public libraries from across the country to reimagine and reconfigure their libraries into smart spaces, applying concepts of creative placemaking to engage their community and transform their libraries. Project participant Mary Lou Carolan will join us; she is a library-futurist, speaker, author, library director and endless idea generator for re-positioning libraries as community leaders and innovators. She is on a mission to flip the switch and upgrade the perception of libraries forever using a creative blend of innovative marketing techniques, community-centered projects, storytelling, place making principles and extreme customer service. Drawing from fourteen years of library experience, bolstered by twenty-five years leading community-based non-profit organizations, Carolan shares a variety of techniques from successful marketing campaigns and outreach initiatives. Participants will engage in a lively and interactive workshop designed to inspire and equip them with the tools to promote a vibrant environment that encourages creativity and fosters active learning.
- Wednesday, August 15, 2018
- 9:00am - 10:30am
- Maury Loontjens Memorial Library (Narragansett)
- OLIS Continuing Education