Mary C. Derr

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From Zero to System Wide: grants, jobs, outreach

  • October 11, 2017 at 3:33 PM
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This session was packed with terrific, specific ideas (my benchmark for a good webinar or conference session). I was impressed that the speaker's library has added 3 additional professional positions to support their Maker program. As an up-and-coming librarian, that's exciting to me! 

I also liked the speaker's quote about promoting a new library initiative: "One of the best things you can do is leave the building." Makerspaces are expanding libraries' reach, helping us reach new sectors of our community. But the speaker is right, we have to go outside the library to find them and draw them in.

It was also interesting to me to see the growth of the program over four years. It reminds me that we don't have to do everything, implement every idea, all at once.