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Wednesday, April 19 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
We Changed Our Entire Culture, And You Can Too

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Hearing about successful change initiatives is always helpful -- but what if you don't have the luxury of a new influx of funding, or a new building or location, or are already successful and just want to be better? In this interactive pre-conference we'll highlight the ways we took a library system serving a city of 100,000 and transformed the culture, undertaking a multi-year reorganization to empower staff and implement a collaborative service model, all while using existing resource, minor budget increases, and plenty of ingenuity. Participants will leave with new tools and plans to implement in their own libraries.

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Stephanie Chase

Director, Hillsboro Public Library
Stephanie Chase is Director of the Hillsboro (OR) Public Library. Prior to Hillsboro, Stephanie coordinated service strategies to libraries for BiblioCommons and was the Director of Library Programs and Services for The Seattle Public Library. Stephanie is the founder of the Green... Read More →
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Karen Muller

Assistant Library Director, Hillsboro Public Library
Karen began her public library career as a part-time on-call librarian and has been able to grow professionally to her current position as Assistant Director. Her past experiences include school librarian, development director, and retail manager.
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Hillary Ostlund

Library Manager -- Cultivate!, Hillsboro Public Library
Hillary works at the bustling Hillsboro Public Library where she works hard on matching people's strengths to positions in library service, staff training and development, and employee culture. Hiring has become her middle name :-)


Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center