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Bonding with Your Community: How to Craft Your Library Story

  • With Jim Duncan and Elizabeth Kelsen Huber
  • When 10/22/2014 | 12:00p - 1:00p, Mountain Time
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“It was a pleasure to burn.” So starts Fahrenheit 451, with a frightening glimpse into a dystopian future — where a fireman’s only calling is to torch books. As a library staff member, did these two sentences elicit a visceral response in you? That’s the power of story. Hook, entice, engage. And in many libraries, opportunities are missed daily — to capture moments, experiences and impacts. In this CSL In Session class, attendees will discuss WHY libraries should be telling stories, along with strategies and tools for using stories as a way to bond with their communities.

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About Jim Duncan and Elizabeth Kelsen Huber

Jim Duncan is Executive Director of the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), a small but mighty organization with a statewide reach. He often tells stories about Colorado libraries, and most of them are true. In 2011 he was named a “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal in the Community Builder category. More about Jim can be found online at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesmduncan

Elizabeth Kelsen Huber is Assistant Director of the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC). In that role she provides leadership to all library types across Colorado through CLiC’s services, resources and library-related technologies. Elizabeth has used stories in marketing, public relations, and fundraising for several non-profit organizations and libraries. Her favorite story is about how dogs deserve a day of fun. Ask her about it when you attend Bonding with Your Community: How to Craft Your Library Story