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Friday, September 20 • 10:30am - 11:30am
What’s Your Story? Create impact through smart storytelling.

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Come away with an evocative elevator speech, a sparkling short story, and intelligent ideas for creating impact in this practical and interactive session. Prepare to persuasively produce proof of the power of your library’s impact while preventing PR pitfalls.

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Attendees will discover the Power P’s of Telling a Story (including the Power of Pitfalls), learning to grasp core storytelling elements to create a compelling narrative that drive your library’s strategy and message.  
  2. Attendees will practice with partners in order to both receive and provide feedback.
  3. Attendees will be able to articulate succinctly and positively the impact of the library on the community to various stakeholders, including potential donors.

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Sandy Irwin

Director, Durango Public Library
I'm the Director of the Durango Public Library. I started as a youth librarian, and have worked in Michigan, Las Vegas and Oregon. I've worked in urban and rural libraries. I attended Michigan State for my undergrad and Kent State for my MLS.
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Katherine Weadley

NE Regional Consultant, CLiC
Talk to me about anything library! I also love dogs and I have a 150 pound rescue dog named Floki. I am the 2019 Chair of the CAL Awards Committee. I have worked in technical services, reference, adult and children and teen services and in both academic and public libaries. Part of... Read More →

Friday September 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
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