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Friday, April 20 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Speed Networking

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Do you want to meet new people in the Oregon library world but feel uncomfortable approaching people you don’t know? Let the New Member Round Table (NMRT) make it easy for you!

The speed networking program is simple yet effective. Participants turn to the person next to them and spend five minutes talking about who they are, where they live, and their professional interests. The exchange of contact information is highly encouraged. After five minutes, one person moves to a new seat and the networking continues with a new partner. At the end of the session, each person will have met up to ten new people. Whether the connection will be short-term, such as someone to sit with during lunch, or long-term, such as someone to help brainstorm library programs, the speed networking program will help everyone involved point toward a bright future.

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Bethany Grabow

Youth Services Reference Assistant, Beaverton City Library
Bethany worked in public libraries in Colorado, Nebraska, and Minnesota before moving to Oregon and finding a position with the Beaverton City Library. She is currently the chair of the New Member Round Table. She enjoys reading, cooking, exploring the city, and spending time with... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Board Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA