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.

How This On Demand Course Works


Infopeople on Demand courses provide an opportunity to take discounted versions of recent Infopeople courses, repackaged as asynchronous courses so that learners can take them any time. While instructors are not available for discussion or feedback, these courses are designed so that learners have unlimited access to materials and can participate at their own pace.

The course fee is $75. To pay by credit card, click on the "enroll in course" button above. To pay by check, please contact [email protected].

Questions? Please contact [email protected].


Curriculum


  Introduction and Overview
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  Unit 1: I Love My Library!
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  Unit 2: "...But How Can I Help?"
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  Unit 3: Who's at the Table?
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  Unit 4: The Recruitment and Retention Cycle
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for Library People


Infopeople is part of the Califa Group, a nonprofit consortium of more than 230 libraries committed to unleashing the impact of libraries. Infopeople provides library staff quality continuing education opportunities that are tailored to library needs and developed by experienced library professionals. Training formats include 2-6 week online courses that include both synchronous and asynchronous components; on demand, self-paced courses; and free one-hour webinars.