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WWWWC: Capturing Your Community
Every community is special and has an interesting history, fascinating people, and an ongoing story. Every small library has a unique opportunity, and perhaps the responsibility, to capture and preserve that community. Hear over fifty ways that one library has taken local subjects to increase resources and create imaginative programming for patrons of all ages. Joan’s out-of-the-box thinking will take you beyond the gathering of oral histories into maps, mysteries, musicals, and more. This is the niche your library is equipped and destined to fill.​

Participants Will:
- Create unique ideas to preserve the history in your community
- Learn out-of-the-box ways to engage your community
- Discover imaginative programming for patrons of all ages

Jan 27, 2022 10:30 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Joan Weaver
Director @Kinsley Library
Joan Weaver has been the director of the Kinsley Library for the past 25 years. In previous lives she was a high school English Teacher, owner of an advertising agency, fiber artist, and storyteller for the Kansas Arts Commission, all of which daily help her wear the many hats of a small library director. In 2012 the Kinsley Library won the Ebsco Excellence in Small and/or Rural Public Library Service for its online “One-Stop-Shop” showcasing the history of its home county, with resources gathered from historians, architects, computer programmers, newspaper editors, the librarian, and volunteers. Joan was awarded the Polaris Innovation in Technology John Iliff Award for her “nimble efforts with a 2.1 FTE staff, volunteers and community partners to create a library website that also highlights community resources and information.” Originally from Michigan, she has lived in a 115-year-old farmhouse on 30 acres of Kansas prairie for the past thirty years.