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1 Libraries in Tough Economic Times How do we identify, market, and promote the needs of the library so that we may best serve our users? ! If you listen to the buzz, there's a hum of excitement in the library. Library usage is up. Users need the library more than ever in a tough economic climate. Sponsors include:

2 Libraries in Tough Economic Times Learn how major associations and organizations are tackling the problem. Exchange ideas with experts who have demonstrated success in branding services. Join hands with others in a common effort to better serve all in our communities. Speakers include: Suzanne Grefsheim (NIH Library) Patricia Glass Schuman (Neal-Schuman Publishers) Roberta Stevens (Library of Congress) Greta Southard (Executive Director, PLA) Ellen Herbst (Director, National Technical Information Service) Questions?

3 Libraries in Tough Economic Times Questions? Date: Friday, March 6, 2009 Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Location: National Institutes of Health Masur Auditorium (Building 10 near the south entrance --- across from the NIH library) Directions to NIH Clinical Center: Enter the NIH campus through the public entrance at Route 355 (Rockville Pike) and South Drive. Show your identification at security before proceeding on South Drive to Center Drive. Turn right on Center Drive following signs to “Patient Parking” and “Clinical Center.” The main entrance to the hospital will be on your left on Center Drive. Want to take a tour of the NIH library at 12:00 before the event? Reserve a space with Dera Tompkins

4 Sponsor web sites ALA Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) District of Columbia Library Association Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Special Libraries Association ALA Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library Libraries in Tough Economic Times Questions?


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