Lead the Change: Engaging Your Community is a full-day, hands-on workshop that brings library thought-leaders, directors, and staff together to explore effective marketing and community engagement strategies.
During this interactive program, you will be exposed to fresh ideas, insights and views from David Bendekovic, program developer and his co-facilitators, including recent LJ Librarians of the Year and Movers and Shakers. You will be guided through a planning workbook and provided with tips, tools and techniques for developing and executing an integrated, sustainable marketing and engagement plan.
Position your library in the mind of your community
The rapid evolution and adoption of social media and mobile devices has resulted in a shift in the marketing power dynamic from marketers to community members. Today’s leading libraries are taking full advantage of that shift, moving from ‘promote and hope’ campaigns to engagement marketing. Regardless of job title, everybody in the library needs to think of themselves as a marketer to meet the changing needs of existing patrons and reach new users.
You will be challenged to rethink your customers, your community, your processes and your organizational capabilities and will walk away with a framework that gets results.
You don’t need a title to be a leader!
|The Lead the Change agenda and takeaways will guide attendees in harnessing their ideas, their innovativeness, and their ability to lead. Attendees will receive a Personal Action Planner and will be led through a series of exercises to help bridge key thoughts and concepts to individual leadership. All will walk away with a personal action plan for success.|
|10:00-12:30 PM||MORNING SESSIONS
Leading Change Though Community Engagement
Explore why and how today’s leading librarians are starting conversations with community members and turning them into raving fans who support, market and advocate for the library!Starting With Why
A community is built on passion, identity and purpose. Learn how the same is true of libraries and why this is a critical first step in positioning your library in the mind of the community.Thinking Strategically
Most people let old ideas influence current decisions. Learn how true strategic thinkers interpret situations from many angles and come up with better solutions for their libraries and their communities.
|1:30-4:00 PM||AFTERNOON SESSIONS
Everybody Markets. Everybody Markets… Everybody.
People are your killer app. In today’s connected world, community members, influencers, advocates, and staff are sharing information that interests them, or helps them, or that they think might help their friends. Discover how today’s great libraries are taking full advantage of this powerful volunteer marketing army.Igniting Passion In Your Library’s True Believers
Gain insights into what libraries are doing to extend the reach and impact of their most passionate supporters.Building Movements. Not Campaigns.
Campaigns are you talking about yourself. Movements are others in your community talking about you. Movements create community loyalty. Learn powerful and proven marketing ideas, strategies and tactics that can be applied immediately to produce results.
2015′s schedule will be announced in early-2015.