Exploring Co-Design: Fostering Inclusive Collaboration in Libraries

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Registration for this event will close on September 26, 2023 @ 12:00pm.
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Leadership for ALL

Unlock the power of collaboration and innovation within your library community through this engaging online workshop, "Exploring Co-Design: Fostering Inclusive Collaboration in Library Communities." Co-Design, a dynamic and collaborative design approach, is an essential tool for discovering fresh perspectives and championing inclusivity in partnership with your community.

In this 90-minute virtual learning experience delivered by The Library Collective, Presenters will delve into the heart of Co-Design, unraveling its core principles and unveiling its transformative potential. By focusing on the art of attentive listening, effective management techniques, and fostering equitable ownership, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of Co-Design's role in enhancing participation, planning, and collaboration within library settings while fostering authentic community involvement and equity-driven program and service development.

Key Workshop Highlights:

  • Uncover the essence of co-design and its principles, including better listening and inclusive participation techniques.
  • Explore effective management strategies for fostering equitable ownership and collaborative planning.
  • Develop skills for enhanced communication across boundaries and equitable problem-solving.
  • Cultivate a deeper understanding of expertise, co-creation, and design implementation strategies within the co-design framework.
  • Gain insights into a range of tools and resources that empower library workers to embark confidently on the co-design journey.

Join The Library Collective for this enlightening journey as they demystify Co-Design's potential for libraries and the communities they serve. Whether you're experienced in this topic or new to the idea, this workshop will equip you with the tools to harness diverse viewpoints, enhance collaboration, and elevate your library's impact.

NOTE: The Library Collective is all about learning, networking, and kickstarting new ideas among next-generation librarians, library workers, and library stakeholders. We are excited to have them as our training provider for this important topic.

Presenter Bios:

Blake Reagan is a licensed TN attorney who lives in Knoxville, TN. He has a lean six sigma green belt. He has worked at The University of Tennessee for just over 15 years, being promoted multiple times from an entry-level contract reviewer position to his current position of Executive Director of Policy. His most recent position was Director of Procurement Services, which involved extensive collaboration with the UT Knoxville library to make their procurement processes smoother and faster.

Corey Halaychik currently serves as Head of Content Management at the University of Texas at Austin Libraries.Dedicated to pushing the boundaries of his field, Corey's work and research center around enhancing efficiency, fostering teamwork, and honing leadership skills. His passion lies in the continual improvement of library services and operations, paving the way for a more effective and dynamic learning environment. He is the co-winner of the 2018 ACRL ULS Outstanding Professional Development Award and the 2017 ProQuest Coutts Award for Innovation.

Sarah Faye Cohen is the founder of Big Questions Collaborative, a strategy, facilitation, and coaching practice that works with individuals and organizations to sustainably and creatively address pressing issues. Before starting BQC, Sarah spent 20 years in higher education and libraries. She has served as Senior Managing Director at the Open Education Network, Associate University Librarian at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and in multiple roles at Champlain College, Burlington, VT. She is a two time winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Sarah is a Co-Active Training Institute coach and holds a certificate from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Social Impact Strategy where she also serves as a teaching fellow.

This CALL Exclusive is provided by: The Library Collective

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Enrollment Statement

I understand that a space will be reserved for me in this learning opportunity at a cost to CALL, and if I am unable to attend this learning opportunity, I will cancel my enrollment as soon as possible and before the start date. 

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The recording for this session will be made available in CALL Academy approximately one week after delivery. 


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