The Confluence of Business and Career Services and the Community: Navigating the Waters
September 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MDT
Libraries provide vital services to entrepreneurs and job seekers. Discover how to identify and work with local organizations who provide similar services to benefit the community. Learn to identify the partners in your ecosystem and create opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing. Develop your vision and goals to enhance your strategy for charting your course. Participants will leave with a toolkit of ideas to help on their voyage and understand how to work with other organizations in a broad ecosystem without creating competition. With many years of experience working in libraries, Christine (Former Career Services librarian) and Sandy (Former Business Services librarian) will share the lessons they have learned in navigating these waters.
About the presenters
Sandy Hancock started her library career in 2008 as Library Associate for Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD). After graduating from San Jose State University (MLIS) in 2014, she was promoted to the Digital and Emerging Technologies librarian. In 2015, Sandy left PPLD for Pikes Peak State College as an Instruction and Assessment Librarian. She returned to PPLD in 2018 to manage the Old Colorado City Branch. In October 2020, she assumed the role of Strategic Services Business librarian. In 2023, she made the move to the Adult Education department as Director. She continues to create community in her roles and strives to make a difference one person at a time.
Prior to working in libraries, she worked as a buyer for Gardenburger, Inc. located in Ogden, Utah, providing her with a varied background in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Christine Dyar received her MLIS from Drexel University in 2011. She started her library career at Pikes Peak Library District as Digital and Emerging Technologies Librarian in 2011 before moving on to positions as Adult Services Librarian, Computer Class Coordinator, and Collection Management Librarian. In 2019, Christine moved to Arapahoe Libraries as an Information Services Specialist. In 2020, Christine became Branch Manager at the Rifle Library in Garfield County. She returned to Arapahoe Libraries as Career Services Librarian in 2021. Christine is now part of Collection Management at Arapahoe Libraries, as Adult Non-fiction Selection Librarian, where she hopes to remain until she retires! Prior to her library career, Christine was a Telecommunications Engineer at Wells Fargo, and an Investigator for the El Paso County Office of the Public Defender.