NEWS: Resource Sharing Summit - Join Us!

PrairieCat Resource Sharing Summit - Discovering the New Normal

What is it about? Sharing resources goes beyond just “stuff!”  Join us at this year’s Resource Sharing Summit to share ideas and support.  We’ll take a deep dive into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our libraries and how to bring patrons back.  We’ll explore usage data and trends, hear from colleagues about what’s working at their libraries, and share our experiences and ideas as we adjust to the new normal.  You’ll leave the Summit with a better sense of what we collectively experienced (how bad was it?) and ideas for how to move forward.  This event will be facilitated by Amanda Standerfer, Fast Forward Libraries consultant.

Who should attend? If you are in a supervisory role or involved in marketing, outreach, and programs, please join us to learn and share!  Even if you are not planning to attend the Summit, you will have an opportunity to provide input through a survey that will be sent out later this week.  

Where and when? Thursday, Nov 3, 2022 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm at the DeKalb Public Library  |  Register in L2

Lunch? Lunch will be provided from 12:30 - 1:00 pm.

Brief Agenda

  1. Welcome!
  2. How bad was it?  Review of library usage data across PrairieCat members.
  3. What was your library’s experience?  Reflect on the data.
  4. What’s working?  Your colleagues will share!
  5. More from PrairieCat members - share survey results.
  6. What does it all mean?  Reflect on survey data.
  7. How do we bring patrons back?  Uncover topics for discussion.
  8. Table sharing on topics (repeat for various topics).
  9. Best practices and being intentional about making decisions going forward.