Creating a Culture of Contribution: A Fresh Look at Participatory Learning in Libraries

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077, Radmacher Room

Join the Recharge Committee for a workshop on participatory culture in libraries. Participatory experiences put the user in charge of their learning and provide the opportunity for meaningful community connections. Learn strategies to facilitate and scale programs and spaces for your patrons no matter your library’s size by leveraging trends to inspire your community to take ownership of library experiences. Be ready to share ideas and get hands-on with participatory activities.

At the end of this session, participants will:

  1. Deconstruct traditional methods of programming relevant to their community.
  2. Identify actions steps to start incorporating participatory elements.
  3. Evaluate participatory experiences and their impact on the community.


Alicia Hammond, Forest Park Public Library

Amy Holcomb, Skokie Public Library

Vicki Rakowski, Barrington Area Library

Cost: Free


This event is designed and intended for library staff members.


Culture of Contribution Slides

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