Removing Barriers Mini-Conference

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mid-Hudson Library System
MHLS Auditorium (105 Market St., Poughkeepsie 12601)

Event Details

For the past 10 months a dedicated group of member library directors and System staff have been using 10 member libraries as a laboratory to discover the secrets behind increasing circulation in our libraries. This mini-conference is the opportunity to hear about their triumphs and discoveries! The event will also feature a keynote speech by an international expert on User Experience – all with the goal to get you thinking about how to help your library thrive during these changing times.

Panelists: The MHLS Increasing Circulation Incubator Project includes ten (10) member library directors: five “Early Adopters” who were faced with declining circulation statistics and five “Trusted Advisors” who have been generating increases in circulation activity at their libraries.

·         Jeannie Bogino, Director, New Lebanon Library

·         Julie Dempsey, Director, Highland Public Library

·         Erica Freudenberger, Director, Red Hook Public Library

·         Patti Haar, Director, Patterson Library

·         Stephanie Harrison, Director, Millbrook Library

·         Kara Lustiber, Director, West Hurley Public Library

·         Jen McCreery, Director, Desmond-Fish Library (Garrison)

·         Sarah Potwin, LaGrange Library

·         Sue Ray, Director, Catskill Public Library

·         Susan Totter, Director, Dover Plains Library

Keynote Speaker: Aaron Schmidt, author and popular blogger at http://www.walkingpaper.org/  Aaron will join us via videoconference to deliver his keynote speech, “Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying User Experience Design to Your Library.Learn more about Aaron and his talk on the flip side of this announcement.

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Event Type(s): Display, Circulation

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