On-Demand Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Beyond Late Fees
When a library charges fees, denies service, or requires patrons to
jump through hoops to gain access, who benefits? It's certainly not the
patrons that need library service the most. This presentation will
discuss how one rural public library learned to take a hard look at what
it really means to provide library service focused on empowering all
community members. Institutional barriers can be difficult to take down
and--for some--difficult to recognize.
This webinar was previously presented in-person as a session at the 2022
Core Forum. We are hosting this webinar, with the session adapted and
presented live as a virtual event, to extend its reach.
- Recognize how library policies and procedures disenfranchise the populations that need library services the most;
- Question “this has always been the way” statements and the harm traditional practices cause; and
- Take home real-life examples of mind-set changes and how to implement them within the boundaries of governing rules.
Attend: Public librarians.
Carrie Valdes has been the Director of the Grand
County Public Library in Moab, UT since 2007 although she has worked for
the library for over 22 years. She has a MLS from the University of
North Texas and a Bachelor’s in Human Resources from Utah State
University. She has lived in Utah all her life (except for a brief stint
in Mexico) and is passionate about reducing barriers to library access
for all community members.
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