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Rebranding Houston
It took just four months after developing a new organizational identity and marketing plan for the staff and board of Houston Public Library to see the results of their efforts. The marketing plan was put into action August 1st, and their numbers have been climbing ever since -- to the point that the library is now extending its hours by seven per week.

December 2016
The list of webinars, courses, resources, conferences and other professional development opportunities for both library staff and trustees this month show free offering on topics such as the board/CEO partnership, cataloguing, outcome-based evaluation, readers advisory, and culinary literacy(!).
find the list

Are you looking for instructional brochures on PressReader or Zinio?  Do you need summer programming ideas? Are you procrastinating on a presentation because you don't want to start from scratch? The Library Toolshed may be the answer.

The Library Toolshed is an online place where library staff can share and access a huge variety of resources created by libraries across Western Canada. And I mean huge: the site includes templates, outlines, presentations, videos, tool kits, brochures, webinars, charts, graphs and almost every kind of training, instructional and programming material you can think of for use in your own library. Just sign up and start browsing!

Cooking up Literacy and Community
Opening in 2014, the Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center offered the country's first kitchen classroom in a library. The Center reaches to every corner of the community, boosting literacy and nutritional health for all. It teaches math and science to kids through measuring and mixing, builds English language skills and nutrition education for non-native speakers, empowers adults with disabilities to cook with confidence, and much more. This innovative idea was transformed into reality through strategic community partnerships and institutional support.
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