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Monday, November 23, 2015

Amazing Librarians!

librarians laughing and playing a theater game
Learning theater games takes trust and an ability to laugh!  Luckily, librarians had both at the SLP workshop!

Last Thursday was our annual Summer Library Program (and Beyond) Workshop.  We had an inspiring keynote talk from Sharon Grover and Marge Loch Wouters.  We had outstanding breakout sessions from a bunch of system librarians (and one generous teen) about everything from dealing with rough stuff to re-thinking prizes to theater games to performers.  We practiced our elevator speeches on each other.  And we had terrific conversations and connections happening all day long. It truly makes my heart sing to see everyone laughing hard together, taking each other seriously, sharing generously with each other, and acting as amazing resources for each other.  Everyone, presenter or not, has so much to offer to their colleagues--I love seeing that in action.  I could never hope to work with a more devoted, passionate, smart, insightful and open-hearted bunch of people.

Couldn't be there and looking for the list of resources?  It's here (this includes a link to Marge's blog post which wraps up the resources from the keynote, but also some resources from the breakout sessions).

librarians at table talking
Listening and creating elevator speeches together

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