Engage! Webinar Series

community engagement

Engage! Webinar Series now available “on demand”! Community Engagement is the biggest trend in libraries today. To help member libraries learn more about what it is, how it’s done and what it looks like in real life MHLS Staff have created a new webinar series available at your convenience through the supporting web page: http://midhudson.org/engage

At this web page you will find five archived webinars:

  • Community Engagement Works! The kick-off webinar to the series presented by MHLS Coordinator for Library Sustainability, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich
  • Phoenicia Rising, an interview with Elizabeth Potter, director of the award-winning Phoenicia Library
  • Democracy in Action, a presentation by 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, Erica Freudenberger, director of the award-winning Red Hook Public Library
  • Outside the Library, an interview with Julie Kelsall-Dempsey, director of the Highland Public Library and current President of the Ulster County Library Association
  • DIY Coding Program, a presentation by Jen McCreery, Director, and Pam McClusky, Cybrarian, of the Desmond-Fish Library in GarrisonCoupled with these webinars are resources such as:
  • Some of the best thinking in the profession about the future of libraries;
  • Resources to help you “turn outwards” and engage with your community;
  • Three excellent tools to help your library measure its impact on the community; and
  • Examples of libraries from around the country who are recognized for their commitment to community engagement and the pursuit of innovation in library services