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Friday, October 12 • 9:15am - 10:05am
Use Your Words: Tips on Being an Articulate Advocate in Your Work and Community

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Have you ever said, "She/he/they just don't get what I do!"? or wondered why peers or members of the public disregard you or are not understanding your plans, services or initiatives? Our ability to express ourselves about our work can have a positive effect in preventing common misunderstandings "“ and frustrations. The power to use words well helps you become a strong and articulate advocate. We'll explore some easy strategies to become more effective advocates not only within our work environment but also in our professional communities of practice and with our public in the communities we serve. By creating a stronger network of advocacy and understanding, we can more easily accomplish the important work we do in our libraries. Hands-on practice included!

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Marge Loch-Wouters

Youth Services Consultant, Loch-Works Consulting
Recently retired after a 40-year career as a full-time public library youth services librarian/manager and 10 year career as an adjunct lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate iSchool and Continuing Education Department , I currently work very part-time as a youth library... Read More →

Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am CDT