Meeting Archive:
Cultivating a Library Technoculture: We are Tech Workers!

 

Meeting Description:
Markham is Canada’s “High-Tech Capital,” housing 900 high-tech companies and their employees. In response, Markham Public Library began hosting maker and coding events, launched a digital media lab, and purchased 3D printers. When skill gaps in our workforce thwarted efforts to engage staff with new services, we embarked on a culture-shifting journey to develop a deep understanding and appreciation for technology. Come hear about our Staff Tech Conference, TEDxMarkhamPublicLibrary, Digital Artist in Residence program, and more!
 
Come to this free webinar to learn from Markham Public Library Managers Pam Saliba and Andrea Cecchetto. They will help you gain a better understanding of the importance of linking company culture to large-scale service model changes. Learn to better prepare for challenges that might be encountered while cultivating your library's technoculture, based on the actual challenges encountered by Markham Public Library staff. Walk away with best practices and tips from Markham Public Library's experience, which can be applied to your own organizational change initiatives regarding technology.
 
This webinar will be recorded and archived on the TechSoup for Libraries website. Please register for this webinar to receive an email notification when the archive is available.
 
Please contact webinars@techsoupglobal.org with accessibility requests for live captioning at least 72 hours prior to the event.
Details
Date: Wed, Jul 27, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Crystal Schimpf
 Presenter Information
Pam Saliba
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Pam is a tabletop gamer, comic book reader, maker, librarian, and Branch Manager at the Markham Public Library.

Andrea Cecchetto
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Andrea spends her work days addressing the learning needs of over 200 Markham Public Library staff. When not developing and delivering training to staff, she is filling positions with exceptional library workers. Aside from awesome organizational development, her loves are beer, cheese and science.

Crystal Schimpf
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Crystal is a librarian and trainer with a passion for program design and digital literacy. She has worked on training projects with the Colorado State Library, Infopeople, the Urban Libraries Council, and the Public Library Association. In addition to her work at TechSoup, she is the founder of Kixal, where she creates innovative training experiences for libraries and nonprofits.