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Big Ideas Book Discussion: "The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters" (Webinar)

Begins 02/28/2019
Available capacity: 59

The first book in the 2019 Big Ideas Book Discussion series is The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker.  The author believes that the gatherings in people’s lives are largely lackluster and unproductive--which they don't have to be. Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why.  She investigates a wide array of gatherings--conferences, meetings, and courtrooms.  

From GoodReads “…Parker explains how ordinary people can create remarkable occasions, large and small.  She breaks down the alchemy of meetings to show what goes into the good ones…the result is a book that's both journey and guide, full of big ideas with real-world applications that will change the way you look at a business meeting, a parent-teacher conference, and a backyard barbecue.”

In Big Ideas Book Discussions, State Library staff and guest stars facilitate discussions using books outside of library management, but with plenty of application to library management. Choosing books on leadership, civic engagement, customer service, presentation skills, etc. we'll connect those ideas with public library service. In addition to an assortment of non-fiction titles, there are other spin-off benefits of participating in Big Ideas:

  • titles help with collection development for participating libraries
  • titles are good choices for local book discussion groups
  • this program serves as another model for how to facilitate local book discussions

We encourage participants to purchase books used throughout the Big Ideas series for your own collections. 

This webinar will not be recorded.

Central Time
Date: 02/28/2019
Start Time: 09:30 am
End Time: 11:00 am
Credit Hours: 1.5
Instructor : Bonnie McKewon and Michael Wright
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