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1 Texas Library Association Strategic Initiatives CE Series March 1, 2010 Dr. Leigh Ann Jones and Mayra Diaz

2 Texas Library Association Strategic Initiatives CE Series To hear the audio part of the webinar, be sure to dial our conference call at When asked, key in your access code: For technical help, contact the ReadyTalk support line at Today’s webinar will begin at 3:30pm Central Time, and will last 1 hour.

3 Info for Later Everyone will receive an evaluation survey after the webinar, with instructions for printing your CE certificate. Presentation slides and the recorded webinar will be available on the TLA CE Page at next Monday.

4 Helpful Tips To minimize background noise, please mute your phone line by pressing *6. You may “unmute” your line by pressing *7. Twitter hash tag will be #TLAweb. Please note the “Raise Hand” button on your screen – or you can type questions via the chat box.

5 Collaborating to Create a Community of Readers and Learners!!!

6 Leigh Ann Jones MLS, Ph.D. Coordinator for Library Services at Frisco ISD

7 Mayra Diaz, MLS Youth Services Manager

8 It’s all about the Kids: Public and School Libraries Collaborate for Kids 85_4.pdf 85_4.pdf A Growing Partnership The Festival – Year One Expanding a Good Thing An Ongoing Relationship Special Programs and Services Support of Local and State Reading Lists Filling the Gap

9 NO Attitude! No time No staff No money No relationship

10 YES Attitude! It is not about what you can’t do! It is about what you can do!

11 Demystify the Collaboration Things you don’t need: Things you need: Agendas Formal meetings Proposals Long structured meetings Phone call Text Working lunch Frequent & informal conversations

12 Establishing the Trust in the Beginning of the relationship 1. Frequent and short conversations 2. Be persistent 3. Take the initiative 4. Be willing to hear “no”. 5. Ask “what do you need from me?” 6. Get face to face time 7. Go to lunch

13 Things we need Simple Bullets One page documents Accurate communication Send communication to those that need to know Attend each other’s meetings – staff meetings, in-services, training

14 No Staff One designated representative from each organization Passionate individual Doesn’t have to be the boss Identify the organizational structure Consider a liaison Identify the level of authority for decision making

15 No Money Books for Babies – Special Program Outside funding Awards & Grants - Highsmith Award, $ Local funding – Frisco Rotary Club Corporate funding – Centennial Hospital

16 No Money Programming Free Requires an idea Willingness to shift your workflow Use volunteers Allow your creative juices to flow Plan ahead - build a line item in your budget, even with a decreased budget

17 Questions? Please chat your questions to us or click the “raise hand” button and we’ll call on you to un-mute your phone.

18 Stakeholders Appreciate Collaboration City Manager Assistant City Manager Mayor and Council Director Library Staff School Board Superintendent Asst. Superintendent Curriculum Director Subject Area Coordinators Librarians

19 Relationship School librarian is the campus advocate for the public librarian. The public librarian is the advocate for the school librarian. It’s amazing how much you can get done, if we don’t care who gets the credit.

20 It really is all about the kids! We want to raise readers and leaders in our community!

21 Future Collaboration One Town – One Book Author Visit Monthly Book Chat Reciprocal invitations to librarians’ staff development

22 All Collaboration is built on something great! 1. Write down what you are already doing. 2. Use this list to build on. 3. Commit yourself to doing more. 4. Find a buddy in the other organization.

23 Summer Reading Programs attract thousands of kids!

24 Public Librarians at work to make sure that kids love books!

25 Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library Exhibit The kids get out of school and they head to the public library!

26 Working hard on a school assignment! Learning is done as a community in Frisco.

27 8 th Annual “Frisco Reads” Sponsored by FISD The community loves this event!

28 Questions? Please chat your questions to us or click the “raise hand” button and we’ll call on you to un-mute your phone.

29 Thank you for letting us share!

30 Catch us at TLA Conference! “Texas Two Step: Collaboration Between Public Libraries and School Districts” Friday, April 16, 2:00 to 3:50pm This program will expand on the points in this webinar and also in the original article in Texas Library Journal.

31 Keep in Touch Leigh Ann Jones Acker Special Programs Center 7159 Hickory Frisco, TX Mayra Diaz Frisco Public Library 6101 Frisco Square Blvd Frisco, TX 75034

32 Texas Library Association Strategic Initiatives CE Series March 1, 2010 Dr. Leigh Ann Jones and Mayra Diaz

33 Starring Presenters: Mayra Diaz and Leigh Ann Jones Brought to you by the Texas Library Association Nan Ellis, Registration Coordinator Nan Ellis, Registration Coordinator Mary Ann Emerson, Webmaster Mary Ann Emerson, Webmaster Gloria Meraz, Director of Communication Gloria Meraz, Director of Communication Julie Serafini, Office Assistant Julie Serafini, Office Assistant Patricia Smith, Executive Director Patricia Smith, Executive Director Ted Wanner, CE Specialist Ted Wanner, CE Specialist Special thanks to ReadyTalk.com

34 Please remember CE Certificates and recordings of this webinar will be available next Monday at Please complete the evaluation form following the webinar.

35 For more information Ted Wanner Continuing Education Specialist Texas Library Association or Check for future webinars at

36 THE END


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