My new-found favorite from the EqualAccess Showcase, a venue for participants to share their health, lifelong, or youth programming initiatives:
The Ephrata Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board, with support from Penny Talbert, EqualAccess* Program participant, found a unique way to advocate for a ballot referendum to fund local libraries. To show their loyalty to the library and woo voters, 12 members of the Teen Advisory Board created a live art exhibit by attaching themselves to library computers and walls using duct tape.
*EqualAccess Libraries is a professional development program that trains public librarians in how to address their community’s most pressing needs through assessment and information gathering, development of strategic partnerships with local organizations, and the creation of innovative work plans that reflect their community’s unique character. The Access Programs provide flexible approaches to creating programs and services for health consumers, Baby Boomers and older adults, and youth.
EqualAccess was developed by Libraries for the Future.