Outreach Series: Session One – Foundations of Outreach
September 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT
This is the first in a series of eight sessions all dedicated to Outreach Librarianship.
Learn what Outreach is, why it is important, and how to do it. You will learn about how to make your Outreach efforts successful through setting goals and priorities, evaluating services, and using that information to advocate for continued support from stakeholders.
While this session can stand on its own, if you are new to Outreach, please consider viewing all eight sessions.
- Foundations of Outreach
- Mobile Services
- Outreach Services
- Virtual Services
- Event Services, Community Conversations, and Feedback Loop
- Community Partnerships
- Collecting Data in Outreach and Community Assessment
- Outreach Advocacy
About the presenters:
Brittany Raines is the MOVE Manager at High Plains Library District. She started as a Page in 2013 and then held multiple positions in the Outreach Department. In 2020, she became the Outreach Manager, and, in the summer of 2020, the Events and Experience team was added to the department and the department officially became MOVE (Mobile, Outreach, Virtual and Events/Experiences). Brittany has a B.A. in Sociology and an MLS from Emporia State. She enjoys building data systems to assist in the evaluation of MOVE’s library services. Brittany loves to garden in her free time.
Rick Medrano is the Patron Services Supervisor for the Erie Community Library Branch of the High Plains Library District. Rick started in libraries in 2010 at the Salida Regional Library before moving to Greeley. At HPLD, he has served in a variety of positions including paging, working in the Virtual Library and Mobile Services department, and as an Outreach Librarian. As an Outreach Librarian, Rick focused on connecting transitional and reentry populations with library services and in formalizing data collection and analysis processes with the MOVE Department. He has passion for serving underrepresented populations, library advocacy, and service evaluation. Rick holds BAs in Sociology and History from the University of Northern Colorado, an MA in Sociology (Applied Emphasis) from the University of Northern Colorado, and an MLS from Emporia State University.
Rosa M. Granado is an Associate Director of MOVE for the High Plains Library District (HPLD) located in northeastern Colorado. She believes that although Outreach is one of the most misunderstood facets of public library services, it is also one of the most rewarding and impactful ways we can serve the community. Rosa started in public libraries as a Page, working her way up to an Outreach Librarian. She served as the HPLD Outreach Manager for three years before moving into her new position. Rosa holds a Bachelor of Science in English from the University of Northern Colorado, a Master of Arts in School Library Instructional Leadership from the University of Colorado, Denver, and a Master of Management and Library Information Sciences from the University of Southern California.