What does your library mean to you? How has it made a personal impact on you and those you’ve served? Why is it such an important part of your community? While our libraries are stocked full of powerful stories, these are the stories our community members rarely hear, but need to hear.
Kathy Pape will take attendees through an interactive hour of looking at the wealth of meaningful stories libraries have in their hands today and shares a process to help libraries tell these stories in easy and engaging ways.
She’ll also explore how we can use our stories in a variety of ways to draw more people to the library, enable donors and funders to see the deep value provided, and help ensure our libraries continue to thrive and grow.
Original broadcast March 24, 2015
Instructor Bio ~ Kathy Pape
Kathy has worked for eleven years in Ohio libraries and is currently the Executive Director of the Conneaut Public Library in Conneaut, Ohio and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System. Kathy also works as a producer, writer, actor, and director for one of Ohio’s cable access channels that provides programming to households in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.