Colorado Libraries Share Symposium
10:00-10:20, Opening & Welcome
10:20-11:00, Panel Discussion 1: Collaborative Technology Projects
- Joseph Sanchez, Director of Mesa County Libraries
- Erica Segraves, Youth Services Manager for Boulder Public Library
- Jeremy Nelson, Metadata & Systems Librarian at Colorado College
11:00-11:40, Panel Discussion 2: Communications and Marketing are Tools for Resource Sharing
- Chris Henning, Marketing Communications Director for Denver Public Library
- Paula Watson-Lakamp, Communications Manager for Poudre River Public Library District
- Janine Reid, Director of High Plains Library District.
11:40-12:00, Lightning Share-Out Round
- Attendees have the opportunity to talk about a unique or high-impact resource sharing project at their library.
12:00-12:45, Networking Lunch, sponsored by the Colorado State Library
12:45-2:00, Breakout session
- Attendees will participate in small-group discussions facilitated by members of the Resource Sharing Task Force
2:00-2:10, Short break
2:10-2:50, Share-out from the Breakout session
Handouts and Additional Resources
Meet Our Panelists
Joseph Sanchez is the director of Mesa County Public Libraries. He has been in both academic and public libraries. In addition to launching Wild Colorado, his district opened a full-scale production studio and is opening a coworking space in 2016.
Erica Segraves is the Youth Services Manager for Boulder Public Library. Before embarking on her career as a librarian, she was a project manager for a technology in education non-profit where she led a team of designers and programmers in the creation of free online tools for students and teachers across the nation. In 2006, she found her passion for youth and teen services in the public library setting. Her passions include promoting early literacy and unique programming that engages families, children, and teens. She has also written many articles and chapters focusing on community partnerships, organization of popular collections, and hands-on science programming.
- Additional resource: CO Play & Learn Presentation
Chris Henning has more than 28 years experience in all areas of strategic communications and marketing including public relations, brand development, social media, advertising, web development, media relations and strategic planning. He started his career in television and radio and moved into higher education communications, working for the Colorado Community College System and the University of Denver. He is currently the marketing communications manager for the Denver Public Library, heading the urban library system’s strategic communications functions that encompass 26 locations.
Paula is Communications Manager for Poudre River Public Library District in Fort Collins, Colorado and has been in this position for 10 years. Paula has a background in communications, marketing, special events, graphic design, brand management, social media and has owned her own marketing and design business and worked for non-profits and city governments for the last 30 years. She is author of the book: Marketing Moxie for Librarians – Fresh ideas, Proven Techniques, and Innovative Approaches. As a fine artist she operates Sand Lily Studio in Northern Colorado.
Janine Reid has been the Executive Director of the High Plains Library District headquartered in Greeley since 2004. Formerly she was District Librarian for Delta County Public Libraries on Colorado’s Western Slope and Lakewood Library manager in Jefferson County. Prior to that she spent 14 years in the Washington, D.C. area, where she received her Master’s degree in Library Science at the University of Maryland. Her work experience there included cataloging at the National Library of Medicine, reference at a social science and law library, planning continuing education for librarians at the Washington, D.C. Council of Governments, project director on several federal contracts, and marketing, sales and operations manager for a library vendor.
Jeremy Nelson is the Metadata and Systems Librarian at Colorado College, a four-year private liberal arts college in Colorado Springs. In addition to working on the library’s research help desk, providing information literacy instruction to undergraduates, and supervising the library’s systems and cataloging departments, Nelson is the CTO of Knowledgelinks.io and is actively researching and developing various components and open-source tools in the Catalog Pull Platform for use by Colorado College, the Library of Congress, DP.LA, and other libraries and organizations. He received his BA from Knox College and his MS in Library and Information from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign. Nelson is an active speaker at regional, national, and international library and technology conferences and is the author of two books; Becoming a Lean Library and Mastering Redis.