MALT Workshop – Reimagining the library

Join the Manitoba Association of Library Technicians and our two exciting speakers  Friday, 5 February 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the newly built Gaynor Family Regional Library in Selkirk Manitoba. MALT members receive a discounted ticket price for the workshop if you are not a member join here to receive your discount.

Morning Session: 9:00AM-12:15PM

The Makerspace Culture
Presenter: Megan O’Brien and Alix-Rae Stefanko from Winnipeg Public Library.

The role of the library is ever changing to respond to its community’s needs. A Makerspace can provide patrons with a place for learning, doing, and creating. Learn what a Makerspace is and why libraries should jump on providing Makerspaces for their patrons. Hit the ground running with this fun and interactive presentation.

Note: There will be a short, 15 minute break and coffee service between part A and Part B of their presentation.

Lunch will not be included in the workshop price but you are able to enjoy lunch from the Ubuntu Café located onsite.

Afternoon Session: 1:15PM-4:00PM

Marketing and promotion for your library.
Presenter: Tabitha Nordby, Library Information and Technology Instructor at Red River College.

How are you currently reaching your users? What about non users? Everyone knows that libraries carry books, but are they aware of the other services you offer? Demystify what it means to market and promote your library, gain new users and strengthen your bond with your community.

Note: This will also include a 15 minute break.


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