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Cut the Cost of Digital Collection Building: Join a Consortium!
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School (CT); and Jennifer Keohane, Executive Director, Connecticut Library Consortium
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Has remote learning depleted your budget? It doesn’t have to! In this edWebinar, we feature a highly effective consortium model to build digital collections at a fraction of the cost. The model is adaptable and new states are coordinating personnel and resources to replicate it across the country.
Please join Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, as she interviews Jennifer Keohane, Executive Director of the Connecticut Library Consortium, about how this program is promoting equity and access throughout her state and how it can benefit school libraries elsewhere.
This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and librarians of grades 6 – 12. Questions will be answered throughout the presentation.
About the Presenters
Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, was one of five school librarians named as a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2015. She is the winner of the 2011 “I Love My Librarian” Award and the Library Association’s 2010 Outstanding Librarian Award. The New Canaan High School Library won AASL’s National School Library Program of the year in 2010. Follow Michelle on Twitter @mluhtala.
As Executive Director of the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC), Jennifer Keohane leads a small but dedicated staff who bring savings, innovation, and education to their colleagues across the state. The CLC—a non-profit consortium serving over 800 libraries of all types and sizes in Connecticut—achieves its objectives through ongoing dialog with members, collaboration with library and non-library organizations, and a lot of creative problem solving. Jennifer’s background in management, marketing, entrepreneurship, and front-line public library experience has allowed her to bring creative new business strategies to the CLC. Her specialties include for-profit and non-profit management, product development, strategic planning, grant-writing, training and teaching, and community outreach. Jennifer believes it is time for libraries to be loud about their unique benefit to their communities and important role in society, and calls herself a Loud Librarian who strives to help them achieve this goal.
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