The Library’s Contribution To
Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2003
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Librarians, Trustees and Staff
Speaker: Bev Obert, Library Development Coordinator
Cost: $7.00 for lunch.
6 contact hours
Learn to use quantitative measures, scientifically validated survey
instruments and case studies to strategically plan and authenticate your
library's worth to your community.
Description: Presented statewide
several times in various formats, LCTYC is “a resource manual for [public]
libraries to document  social and economic contributions to the
local community.” Together, the manual and workshop provide a proven
step-by-step program, which helps public libraries strategically plan
and authenticate their worth to the community at large. Using
quantitative measures, scientifically validated survey instruments and
case studies, LCTYC also provides what is perhaps its most important
asset: An opportunity for library advocates of all types to shift
perceptions (their own and their community’s) and reality (from the
traditional “passive, quality of life” role to that of a powerful
strategic partner with a place at the community table. This program
funded through Illinois State Library LSTA funds as awarded by JESSE
WHITE, Secretary of State/State Librarian.
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