Outreach and promotion

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Outreach and promotion
<span style="font-weight: 400;">Friday July 19</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Breakout session 3, 2:30- 3:45pm</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Session name: Outreach and promotion</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Facilitator:</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Note taker: Claudia Acosta</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">#3 OUTREACH</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Partnerships outside academic institutions</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Working with community based orgs, best practices</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">A memo of understanding: if someone leaves your library, a point of connections, so that when someone leaves it doesn’t drop</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Setting up expectations and guidelines in partnerships</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">A problem: 2 totally diff ideas of what that partnership entails</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Alphabet soup for queer youth in SLC experiences:</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Had a negative experience recently, afterwards worked out an application for them to fill out so that we know exactly what they’re going to be saying and doing, share with them your expectations </span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Giving teens guidelines on how to treat each other, respect guidelines, signing it — sharing it with them so that they know those expectations</span> &nbsp; <span style="font-weight: 400;">Q: how to reach out to potential community partners?</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Asking what can we do for you? What do you want out of this? What are your expectations? Create space for them to frame what the opportunity can look like, let them tell you</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Pay attention to *their* organizing and community building, look for gaps in their programs, offer something they’d be interested in or on their radar, up to the library to recognize needs and framing it as an educational opportunity</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Establish trust! Anti-establishment zinesters are going to be skeptical.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Q: outreach opportunities? For public x academic librarians</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Academia reaches out to students, should also reach out to professors ‘hey, this is a tool you can use!’</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">What does this outreach look like in an academic setting? Different departments in your university.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Who is in better touch with the students than we are? - student organizations</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Faculty! Come to us for instruction! Maybe you’ll find more interest+engagement by engaging with a zine about chemistry? Learning tools!</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Outreach from a medical librarian perspective: Correcting zines with medical misinformation, so much of it is wrong!!!</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Zines about reproductive health — planned parenthood! Listing and sharing resources</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Bring your varied interests into the forefront of what you do — bringing in your own interests and letting that guide you at least initially.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">A form of outreach: social events organized for after this conference! Grid fest fundraiser and readings!</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Examples of outreach: </span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Teen creative writing competition</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">summer camp collars with kids</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Code of conduct zine — advising had reached out to someone to help them make it, so that’d be easier to read</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Greensboro zine fest has a good relationship with the food co-op, they invited GZF into their space, making zines about food insecurity, community zine workshops at the co-op</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Zines as staff development tools. ex. Reading groups with staff-selected topics — let your colleagues know about zines!</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Go to zine fests!</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Taking zines out of the library — pop-up at the local pride fest, spring time zine workshop at a local greenhouse</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">collaborations with grade schools, relationships with principal and their own media specialists</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">A Library flooding incident — you *had* to leave the library! Those partnerships became all the more important. Collabs with the food pantry at a local high school</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Miami Zine Fair outreach to Haitian immigrant community: integrating ourselves into existing programming instead of imposing ourselves on them; hosting a zine fair at a community center and inviting those involved in teaching classes at the community center already to be involved. Example: Caribbean dance performance during zine fair. </span> &nbsp;

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