Events & Exhibits - Fall 2006

Annual Spring Library Workshop Held at U of S

Libraries: Hand in Hand, the annual spring workshop presented by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Library Network and the Northeast Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association, was held in Brennan Hall at the University of Scranton on Thursday, June 15, 2006. The workshop addressed ways to seize opportunities at collaboration within organizations, among the library community, and finally via the community at large.
Six sessions were offered, providing varied perspectives on outreach and collaboration. The sessions and speakers were geared to fit a variety of library types and diverse needs in academic, public and special libraries. In Capital Campaigns Frank H. Oliver, Executive Director of the North Branch Land Trust, discussed his diverse experience with fund raising on a grand scale. Job Shadowing/Mentoring with Kara Congleton, a Training Facilitator at PNC Bank, applied a business perspective to mentoring and training for libraries, in the spirit of partnership and collaboration. The University of Scranton's own Director of Technology Development and Innovation, Connie Wisdo, gave a fascinating and informative session on the new technology available via Internet2, a collaborative effort by over 200 U.S. universities to develop advanced Internet technology and collaborations that are vital to the research and teaching missions of higher education. The session on Community Partnerships was given by Professional Library Consultant, Pat Owens, who prior to entering the consulting field was Interim State Librarian for the Connecticut State Library.
Chris Martire, Director for Strategic Partnerships at PALINET, presented one of the afternoon sessions on the topic of Managing/Sharing E-Resources. The alternative afternoon session was School/Library Partnerships, presented by Lynn Moses, School Library Development Advisor at Commonwealth Libraries.
The workshop was attended by seventy participants, the largest group by far for the annual spring workshop in recent memory. The mix of diverse speakers, a first rate setting, and the opportunity to meet and network with friends and colleagues were not to be missed.

Clara Hudson

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