We had a great turn out for the Expect More workshop on librarian advocacy co-organized with Collaboratory partners EveryLibrary and Tech Logic. Thanks again to all Collaboratory partners for supporting this important work.
Below is a recording of the event, slides, and audio only version.
We’re putting together a working session for folks interested in crafting messages, materials, and projects to promote librarians to the general public. We are doing an increasingly good job getting the word out about libraries growing relevancy and community focus, but folks need to know this is a result of librarians and library staff.
Please consider joining us in Orlando and sharing your ideas. Information below:
Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science has joined the Expect More Collaboratory. GSLIS will be at the center of next year’s focus on applying the ideas of Expect More in the Chicago area. I look forward to working with Dominican and our other partners to make a real difference in how communities see libraries and librarians.
The Expect More Collaboratory is about to produce it’s first deliverable: the second edition of the Expect More book. This will be quickly followed by an Expect More Workbook and, in the summer, online training and advocacy materials.
With the release of the second edition the downloadable and print version of the first edition will be withdrawn from the web and online markets like Amazon (Collaboratory partners will be able to still download the first edition as well as the second edition through the Collaboratory site). The second edition of Expect More as well as the Workbook will be available for purchase by non-members. This will start happening January 1st.
Just as a reminder, Expect More Collaboratory members get 25 copies of the printed second edition, a print copy of the Workbook, unlimited access to the ebook versions and of course access to the coming online materials.
A note of thanks and gratitude to all who helped make Expect More such a success. It has been sold, accessed, and downloaded over 20,000 times!