2018 Adult Services Symposium - Power of Partnerships @ Sacramento Public Library (Central), Sacramento [17 May]

2018 Adult Services Symposium - Power of Partnerships

10:00 - 15:00

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Sacramento Public Library (Central)
828 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814
Event details and sign up at
Thursday, May 17, 2018
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sacramento Central Library – West Meeting Room
828 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814
The Symposium is FREE to attend and includes a simple boxed lunch. A sign-up form will be posted soon!
2018 ADULT SERVICES SYMPOSIUM – Power of Partnerships…
9:30 AM – Check in Begins
Browse the curated share table and pick up more ideas for partnerships & programming.
10:00 AM – Program Begins
Welcome – 10 minutes
Morgan Pershing – County of Los Angeles, Avalon Library
Go Big or Go Home: How to Find and Keep Kick-A** Community Partners – 15 minutes
Erwin Magbanua – San Diego Public Library
Learn how San Diego Public Library found the right partners to develop exciting programming that continues to attract droves of people, including those highly coveted millennials.
We’re All Adults Here – 15 minutes
Paul Sevilla and Carey Jones – Livermore Public Library
Sometimes a super partnership is discovered right under the same roof: Adult Services + Literacy Services = vibrant inclusive programs that engage and inspire!
No Need to Re-Create the Wheel: Building Creative and Engaging Adult Programs Through Local Partnerships – 5 minutes
Crystal Miles – Nevada County Community Library
You too, can have a robust adult program calendar through local partnerships. Learn how to identify, approach, and entice community stakeholders to support the library through programming.
Strengthening Community Connections: Partnering to Promote Effective Programming – 20 minutes
Felicia Kelly – California Humanities & Michelle Gordon – Fresno County Public Library
Community partnerships enable libraries to extend scarce resources, develop relevant and engaging programming, and engage hard-to-reach audiences. Last year, California Humanities’ Library Innovation Lab: Exploring New Ways of Engaging Immigrant Communities program, provided an opportunity for 10 library programmers to develop programs in partnership with immigrant communities. Michelle Gordon will give an overview of her work on this project, which resulted in a live Story Jam event at a downtown theater, a communal potluck and an art show, in partnership with local community organizations!
Beyond the Social Worker: Community Services in the Library – 15 minutes
Emily Weak – Oakland Public Library
What do you do if your patrons need services but you can’t afford to hire a social worker? Create a flexible pop-up space where partner organizations can provide drop-in, direct outreach to patrons in need, from tenant help to flu vaccines to mental health services.
From Community Health Fair to “Office Hours” – 15 minutes
Derek Wolfgram & Roz Kutler – Redwood City Public Library
Learn how Redwood City Library is confronting untreated mental health issues by developing stronger and more reciprocal relationships with partner agencies, beginning with a Community Resource Fair and ongoing weekly drop-in social services at the library.
Partnerships that Transform Your Library’s Approach to Homelessness – 15 minutes
Jared Oates – Niche Academy
Examples from libraries that have effectively partnered with non-profit entities, government agencies, churches, and community groups to curate information for the community and facilitate services for the homeless. In this way the library becomes a powerful catalyst for community change.
Please make your lunch selection when you register!
Crushing It! – 5 minutes
Ellen Dean – Livermore Public Library
A unique pairing of community college ESL instructors and library staff delivering vocational English instruction and an introduction to the library for native Spanish-speaking winery workers.
#Stand4Redwoods & Your Library – 5 minutes
Julianna Robbins – California Library Association/CA Center for the Book
See how libraries can participate in the #Stand4Redwoods statewide celebration this October with programming ideas for all ages. In collaboration with Save the Redwoods League.
Inmate Outreach: Sacramento County Jail Partnership – 15 minutes
Jennifer Harmonson – Sacramento Public Library
Learn the insights gained from a public library/county jail partnership that has offered book discussion groups for inmates for over a year!
Reading Inside: Library Services to County Correctional Facilities – 15 minutes
Maile McGrew-Frede
Through a unique partnership with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Cruz Public Libraries makes library services and programs available to everyone, even those currently housed in 3 county correctional facilities.
From the Inside Out: Books Bond Incarcerated Families – 15 minutes
Rebecca Hill Long – CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation & Karen McDaniel – Place4Grace
Learn how California correctional facilities are joining ranks to bring literacy to children impacted by parental incarceration.
Placemaking through Partnerships in Florence-Firestone (Post-Publication) – 10 minutes
Jonathan P. Bell – County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning
A spotlight on the unique Community/County partnership and creative placemaking techniques that defied negative stereotypes to produce “A Paseo Through Time in Florence-Firestone,” the first-ever published history book (pub date 2/21/18) of this diverse community in South Central LA. Focus on Community/County partnership & the creative placemaking process.
The Power, Strength, and Beauty of the DigiBus – 10 minutes
Shannon Morrison – Fresno County Public Library
This is the story how in one year the Fresno County Public Library made three unique partnerships with local organizations to launch the DigiBus, a mobile digital classroom, to strengthen the community’s job readiness skills.
Connecting Community Through Story – 15 minutes
Andrea Mullarkey – Berkeley Public Library & Nicole Schulert – Whittier Public Library
Learn how two libraries used the power of story to connect people and launch partnerships with other agencies, non-profits and educational institutions.
Unlikely Friendships: Library Edition – 15 minutes
Jennifer Hooker – Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Join librarian and self-promoted trivia mistress Jenn Hooker for a crash course in creating a thriving trivia night, the ins & outs of being a professional smarty-pants, and how to drink beer on the clock without getting in trouble with your boss.
3:00 PM – Program Ends
Need a Hotel Recommendation?
Local symposium planning committee members recommend a few spots below. All are within walking distance of the meeting location (Downtown Sacramento, close to the Convention Center).
Best Western Plus Sutter House
Hyatt Regency Sacramento Downtown
The Citizen Hotel
The 2018 Adult Services Symposium Planning Committee:
Cathy Crosthwaite, Sacramento Public Library
Jennifer Harmonson, Sacramento Public Library
Sally Thomas, Hayward Public Library
Carey Jones, Livermore Public Library
Sarah Vantrease, Butte County Library
Morgan Pershing, County of Los Angeles Public Library
Julianna Robbins, California Center for the Book
This event is sponsored by California Center for the Book and the CLA Adult Services Interest Group. California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
Big thanks to our hosts at Sacramento Public Library!
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