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Register Now for Sept. 28 Learning Circuit on Productive Partnerships

Aug 01, 2023

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Registration is now open for the State Library Learning Circuit on Thursday, Sept. 28. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration is $20 and includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. Librarians can earn 5 CE credits for attending.

Each district will host a location for the Learning Circuit to ensure librarians across the state have the chance to attend:

  • Northwest: Sioux Center Public Library
  • North Central: Joice Community Center
  • Northeast: Central Rivers AEA (Cedar Falls)
  • Southwest: Carroll Public Library
  • Central: Bondurant Community Library
  • Southeast: Coralville Public Library

About the Theme: Productive Partnerships

Howdy, Partner! 2023 has been the year of “Productive Partnerships,” from the State Library of Iowa CE Team. The Learning Circuit this fall will give us one more chance to think about who our libraries might partner with as we serve our communities.

No two service areas are the same, so we’ll start our day learning about how we can discover and tap into those unique elements that make up our communities’ strengths with a “Community Asset Mapping” workshop. Later in the day, we’ll spend time fine-tuning our library networking pitch, so that wherever/whenever you run into a potential partner, you’re ready to go!

We will include some virtual follow-up workshops throughout the fall based on the Skills for Community Centered Libraries curriculum, so be sure to join us for this in-person kickoff and come learn how you can discover and engage new partners in your community.

As with 2022, we’ll have national experts Zoomed in to set up the topics for us, and your District Staff will be on hand to guide you through the hands-on workshop portions of the day.

More information on the event, including location addresses, an agenda for the day, and keynote bios, are available on the Learning Circuit webpage.

How to Register

Register at the link below. The $20 fee can be paid online with major credit card or e-check; checks will also be accepted by mail and must be received by Tuesday, Sept. 12. The registration fee is required whether eating meals or not.

Register for the Sept. 28 Learning Circuit  Registration is now closed.