About This Course
Although Millennials and other younger generations are frequent library users, they are often underrepresented on library boards and library advocacy groups. In this course we will build practical learning and skills upon a foundation of data and case studies regarding younger generations' library usage. You will leave this course equipped to engage younger generations in the work of library support. You will be able to identify gaps in volunteering and discover potential barriers to service. We'll encourage you to approach your advocacy groups—from operations to recruitment to fundraising—through both creative and critical lenses.
Madeline Jarvis (Programming Manager, Marion Public Library), Kathy Kosinski (Member Services and Outreach Manager, Califa Group), and Tess Wilson (Program Manager, All of Us Training and Education Center) are the instructors for this course, which was originally offered as a four-week course in Fall 2020.