New Outreach Opportunities Using the Web

Date & Time
Tuesday, September 23
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Registration starts at 12:45 p.m.

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building - Electronic Classroom
2111 Snow Road
Parma, Ohio
$45.00 CAMLS libraries
$60.00 Non-library staff from member's organizations
$90.00 Non-members
Fee includes materials
Deadline: September 16
Limit: 24

The Web offers many new options for providing outreach to your patrons and your community. Come to this hands-on lecture/laboratory and explore the possibilities! Together we’ll take a look at new opportunities and visit library and community websites that are actually providing expanded services via the Web. Come away with lots of new ideas for making your library more valuable in the larger community.

Gail Junion Metz is a well-known Internet trainer across the United States and Canada. She is the author of K-12 Resources on the Internet (Library Solutions Press, 1996) and co-author of Using the WWW and Creating Homepages (Neal-Schuman, 1996). She is president of her own training firm, Information Age Consultants, and writes the "Surf For" column for School Library Journal.
Intended Audience
Reference librarians, community outreach librarians, or anyone who works with older patrons, disabled patrons, kids or community groups.
  • Develop a more effective presence in your community

  • Provide better, expanded services to patrons, community groups and local leaders

  • Get practical ideas that may help you gain leverage for your next bond issue
    Course Content
    • Web features that enhance outreach services to patrons

    • What libraries are doing right now--an online tour of websites

    • What it will take for your library to offer expanded outreach

    • The groups you should plan on targeting