Presentations

The Smart Spaces Process:​ Co-Create and Transform with Your Community

The Smart Spaces Process:​ Co-Create and Transform with Your Community

By Betha Gutsche

ARSL 2019
Burlington, VT (USA)

This presentation shows how libraries can move from designing spaces and services for their community to using key strategies for collaborating with community members to co-create solutions that work. Learn from real-world examples from the participants in the Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces project who applied this community-centered design approach.

File: ppt, 60MB   Topics: WebJunction

Libraries and the Opioid Epidemic: Community-based Responses

Libraries and the Opioid Epidemic: Community-based Responses

By Sharon Streams, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Michelle Jeske, Marion Rorke

ALA Annual 2019
Washington, DC (USA)

In this session, panelists share insights gained from the case studies conducted as part of the Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Epidemic with Their Community project, as well as cross-sector discussions about emerging practices, opportunities, and challenges, and identify resources to help library staff guide their libraries’ response to the opioid crisis.

File: ppt, 16.6MB   Topics: WebJunction

OCLC Research Update: Emerging Trends

OCLC Research Update: Emerging Trends

By Lynn Silipigni-Connaway, Betha Gutsche, and Karen Smith-Yoshimura

ALA Midwinter
Seattle, WA (USA)

Lynn Silipigni Connaway provides overviews of several active projects, Karen Smith-Yoshimura presents emerging trends in linked data that were revealed in a recent survey, and Betha Gutsche shares the inspirational transformations that small public libraries made to their libraries as part of an IMLS grant-funded project. Watch a recording of the update on YouTube.

File: pptx, 15MB   Topics: Linked Data, WebJunction

Return to the Real: Building Social Capital in an Analog Revival

Return to the Real: Building Social Capital in an Analog Revival

By Betha Gutsche

Next Library
Berlin, Germany

Libraries can address the loss of social capital as hubs of activities that bring people together physically for the kind human interaction that virtual connections and digital interfaces miss. This presentation focuses on the social possibilities, exploring ways to intentionally create social capital and amplify people's ties to each other and their community.

File: pptx, 26.9MB   Topics: WebJunction

User-Centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps

User-Centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps (video)

By Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Whether you’re trying to decide how to allocate your library’s resources or make the best use of your space, formal assessment tools can guide your decision-making. This webinar covers why formal assessments are more effective than anecdotal data, and will help you learn how to plan effective evaluations.

File: video, 60 minutes   Topics: User Research, Assessment, WebJunction