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Librarians are Wikipedians Too
Thursday, August 2, 2012 ♦ 1 pm CST ♦ 60 min
Wikipedia is an increasingly prominent player in the web search environment, and more people are finding it "a good place to start research." Despite open questions regarding quality, Wikipedia shares common goals with libraries in ensuring free accessibility to information, and relying on authoritative sources. This presentation will overview the past efforts and future potential of libraries and librarians working with Wikipedia.
Presented by: Max Klein, Wikipedian in Residence at OCLC Research
Telling the Library Story
Thursday, August 23, 2012 ♦ 12 pm CST ♦ 60 min
Learn how to tell a succinct, powerful story about the value of libraries. Based on OCLC’s “From Awareness to Funding” and the latest findings of brain research, this session focuses on turning the evidence of our daily patron encounters into short, compelling, and memorable messages that build support.
Presented by: Jamie LaRue, director, Douglas County Libraries (CO), blogger, and chair of committee who created The Big Hairy Audacious Goal, a public library advocacy initiative.