Getting started as a Community Librarian (online)
With the change in the role and function of the library, the desired competencies of employees are also changing. One of the trends that has emerged recently is the transition to a “community library,” in which the library is given the role to facilitate the “neighborhood” in access to literature, education & development, culture, information and digital skills. This means a more proactive role in providing access to information (in the broadest sense).
This course is suitable for library staff who wish to gain practical knowledge and skills to successfully carry out the new role of Community Librarian.
4 x 3 hour online (video class) course that will enable you to perform the various aspects of the role of Community Librarian, thus contributing to the transition from the traditional library to a local hub for information, education and development.
Objectives / Results
Upon completion of the course you will be able to carry out the various aspects of the role of Community Librarian and in this way contribute to the transition from the traditional library to a local hub for information, education and development.
The course focuses on being able to perform the role of Community Librarian. The following topics and aspects will be covered:
Working as a Community Librarian
- Learning about the library’s environment and playing field (Your Community)
- Identifying the needs of your neighborhood
- Resources to gain relevant knowledge
- The competencies of the Community Librarian
- User generated content versus traditional offerings
- Attract and retain visitors
- The visitor at the helm Collaboration and relationship management
- Building and maintaining relationships, Networking
- Pitch training: presenting yourself briefly, powerfully and effectively
- Determine the added value
- Select the right partners (co-creators)
6, 13 & 27 November and 11 December 2023 (4 x 3 hour Online sessions)
U$D 295,00 (VAT exempt)
4 sessions of 3 hours from 19:00 – 22:00 GMT +1
Tel GO: + 31 70 351 2380
Tel DLIS office: + 1 (876) 927-2944
Tel DLIS Cell: + 1 (876) 796-4333