Getting Experts to Provide Free Programming

Date(s) - 07/19/2022
10:30 am EDT - 11:30 am EDT



It can be overwhelming to put together a robust series of community programs. Hiring presenters can get expensive. Many communities are sitting on an untapped resource of potential helpers. Did you know that there are thousands of federal, state, and local government employees who are experts in just about anything you can think of? Did you know many of them would absolutely love to connect with audiences at local libraries–often for free? Join Sam Passey, director of Uintah County Library in Utah’s Dinosaur Land to learn how!

In this webinar you will learn:

● Successful strategies for finding and building partnerships with Federal, State, and Local agencies.
● How to cut the government red tape and get help when you need it.
● Brainstorm potential partners and ways to include them in community programming.
● Tips for co-creative programming success at your library.

Presenter: Sam Passey is the Director of Uintah County Library and Heritage Museum in Northeast Utah. In 2014, he became an accidental museum manager too when a local history and art museum was added to the library department. Mr. Passey assembled a support-network that enhanced both the Museum and the Library. For their efforts Mr. Passey and his team were awarded the prestigious 2014 Utah Humanities Human Ties Award and in 2016 the unique library-museum partnership was recognized by the Utah Museum Association. Mr. Passey is a co-founder of the Basin Libraries Consortium which includes libraries in three counties and archives in two counties. Mr. Passey is passionate about providing tools and resources to help communities find their place in history!

Mr. Passey previously taught courses in the Organization of Information, Archives, and Building Library Facilities for Emporia State University. In 2012 he led the successful $9.5 million dollar capital campaign and construction for a new 32,000 square foot library building. He has a M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Texas, and a B.S. in Social Studies Education from BYU-Idaho.


Register here for this live webinar.  The recording and handouts will be available on Niche Academy after the live event as well as our library of over 700 recorded sessions. To access Niche, go to: https://my.nicheacademy.com/floridalibrarywebinars


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