Iowa State Training Tour 2019

Join the EveryLibrary Institute team for a State Library of Iowa "Training Circut" tour at one of four full-day events on "Understanding Audiences for Community Engagement and Support" across Iowa the week of October 14th, 2019. 

Libraries that effectively communicate their value to the community—especially about the outcomes of their programs and services in the lives of their users—see a dramatic increase in library use and perceived value by non-users. In this workshop led by John Chrastka and Patrick Sweeney from EveryLibrary, participants will learn the strategies behind creating engaging messages and techniques for communicating more effectively to their public. The workshop will include a discussion of where we usually find opposition, why individuals may oppose libraries, and what we can do to alleviate the potential damage of their oppositional messages on the library.

There is a $15 registration fee payable to the State Library of Iowa for this workshop. A working lunch will be provided. 

Monday, October 14 in Storm Lake 
Location: Buena Vista University
Address: 610 W 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588
(register for Storm Lake event)
Tuesday, October 15 in Waterloo
Location: Waterloo Center for the Arts
Address: 225 Commercial St., Schoitz River Room, Waterloo, IA 50701
(register for Waterloo event)

Wednesday, October 16 in Coralville
Location: Coralville Public Library
Address: 1401 5th Street, Coralville, IA 52241-1813
(register for Coralville event)

Thursday, October 17 in Avoca
Location: Green Hills AEA- Avoca Regional Office
Address: 919 N. Chestnut St., Avoca, IA 51521
(register for Avoca event)