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State Library Learning Circuit 2019 (Avoca)

Begins 10/17/2019

Understanding Audiences for Community Engagement and Support

Libraries that effectively communicate their value to the community—especially about the outcomes of their programs and services in the lives of their users—see a dramatic increase in library use and perceived value by non-users. In this workshop led by John Chrastka and Patrick Sweeney from EveryLibrary, participants will learn the strategies behind creating engaging messages and techniques for communicating more effectively to their public. The workshop will include a discussion of where we usually find opposition, why individuals may oppose libraries, and what we can do to alleviate the potential damage of their oppositional messages on the library.

There is a $15 registration fee for this workshop. A working lunch will be provided. Payment is due prior to the workshop and can be mailed to:

State Library of Iowa
Attention: Samantha Berch
1112 E. Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50319

Registration is pending until paid.

If you have any dietary restrictions or concerns, please contact Nancy Medema or Samantha Berch.

Registration will close one week prior to the event.


Central Time
Date: 10/17/2019
Start Time: 09:00 am
End Time: 04:00 pm
Credit Hours: 7
Instructor : John Chrastka and Patrick Sweeney
Location: Green Hills AEA- Avoca Regional Office
Address: 919 N. Chestnut St.
Avoca, IA 51521
Website: https://www.ghaea.org/
Phone: (712) 366-0503
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