What’s Next for Libraries | Sara DeVries | TEDxMacatawa by TEDx Talks   2 years ago

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Our public libraries are vibrant organizations, embracing the change of our times and sharing stories you may not have heard before – yours. As libraries collect, organize and share stories from within and among their communities, we challenge you to share yours.

For the past 15 years Sara DeVries has been connecting people and ideas through her work in the Holland area. As Herrick District Library’s Community Relations Manager Sara oversees marketing, media relations, and graphic design, and engages the library with the surrounding community. She is a regular presenter at the national Library Marketing Communication Conference and has provided webinars for the global library cooperative OCLC. Her work on the Geek the Library (“I geek ______”) campaign has been featured nationally by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She holds a master’s degree in Leadership Studies from the University of St. Thomas and has taught leadership courses at three separate colleges and universities. Sara adores her neighborhood in the city of Holland, is married to a pastor, and loves the daily privilege of parenting of two children. On any given free day she can be found growing organic produce, enjoying ethnic foods, or reading at her neighborhood coffee shop.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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