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Telling our story: Influencing library decision makers


Discussions about funding challenges are not new in public libraries. Since the last recession, senior library professionals have become more concerned about retaining as much funding as possible while new money often remains elusive. While there are few evidence-based studies focusing on the request and approval process for public library budgets, new research that considers the Canadian library landscape and deep bodies of research in other disciplines can help to reframe these questions.
A systematic approach to developing the techniques that are most effective in positively influencing those making decisions about public library funding can be considered. To date, it has been shown that new strategies and approaches are not only relevant but perhaps even more effective than those used in past years. 

Our Presenter: Cheryl Stenström has worked in the library sector since 1993. She is an internationally-recognized expert on public libraries and has developed a deep understanding of their organizational structures, governance, and cultures through a combination of experience and research. Her research interests include social influence and decision making. She also continues to actively consult with libraries in Canada and the US on management and governance issues. In addition to holding an MLIS from UBC, she is a graduate of the San José/QUT Gateway PhD program. She is a full-time lecturer in the School of Information at San José State University.

Who should attend:  CEOS, Supervisors, Managers and Staff involved in Public library funding

Price:  $56.50 ($50.00 + HST)


  • Start: Monday, June 05, 2017 14:00
  • End: Monday, June 05, 2017 15:15
  • Type: Online
  • Class Status: Open
  • Cost: $50.00