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Thursday, April 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Maximizing Partnerships: Uniting to Build One Bright Future for Your Community

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Partnerships with other community organizations can help expand library events and outreach; however, optimal partnerships can be difficult to find, maximize, and maintain. In this session, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library staff will provide strategies, tips, and real examples that will help you start building the strategic partnerships you need to achieve your library’s goals. The session will cover how to look for strategic partnerships and what to look for in a partner; tips for aligning goals with your partners; strategies for building a long-term relationship with partners; and dealing with partnerships that may no longer be optimal. Attendees will leave the session with examples of documentation that can help establish working parameters with partners as well as a worksheet that will help strategize the best possible partnerships. There are many “points of light” in our communities in the forms of arts, service, educational, and government organizations – this session will help you figure out how to better unite with them to build your community’s “one bright future.”

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Jesse Adams

Digital Services Coordinator, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
Jesse Adams has 15 years IT experience and assists the library with all things tech. Jesse works to promote the library’s mission through technology events and programming.
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Bonnie Brzozowski

Reference Librarian, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
Bonnie Brzozowski has worked at Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for 6 years specializing in Adult Services with a heavy emphasis on programs and events. Previously she worked four years as a Librarian at the Central Library in downtown Austin, Texas. A native Texan, she loves... Read More →
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Andrew Cherbas

Deputy Director for Public Services, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
Andrew has been with the CBCPL system for 15 years. Current projects at CBCPL include expanding the Maker program offerings, organizing the 2017 Summer Reading program, and overseeing various technology improvement projects. A refined generalist, his personal interests include all... Read More →
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A.J. Fillo

PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
A.J. Fillo is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University and the mind behind Lib Lab. His specialty is thermal and fluid sciences, with a focus in combustion. In addition to his academic pursuits, he has five years of experience as a professional magician... Read More →

Kristy Kemper-Hodge

Reference Librarian, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
Kristy specializes in teen services at Corvallis Public Library, where she leads a teen advisory group, hosts teen events, coordinates outreach book clubs at area schools, and manages the library’s teen space and collections. She’s passionate about providing equity, access, and... Read More →

Kristin Starnes

Reference Librarian, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Heidi Weisel

Reference Librarian, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library


Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Studio B & C Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA