Libraries = Education

Why Kansas Needs Libraries More Than Ever: Libraries = Educationlibraries = education
With Valerie Gross,President and CEO of Howard County Library System and author of Transforming Our Image: Building Our Brand
Friday, October 14, 2016
Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm Street, Prescott Room in basement
This workshop is free to everyone.
Lunch is on your own.
Valerie explores how “strategic vocabulary” links libraries to education. This new vocabulary revolutionizes the community’s and community leaders’ perception of public libraries. This presentation offers many examples of how changes in vocabulary lead to changes in the community’s perception of the library and library staff. Valerie Gross, for example, is described as the President & CEO for the Howard County Library System. How does using President & CEO change the perception of library’s and Valerie’s worth?
9:00 am Coffee & Registration
9:30 am Part I: Getting It Together

The “Libraries = Education” Vision
The Power of Language
Q & A

12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 am Part II: Putting It Together

Implementing the Vision
Education Innovation

2:30 pm Adjourn
Valerie J. Gross has served as President & CEO of Howard County Library System, Ellicott City, MD since 2001. She takes pride in HCLS’ top ranking among the great public library systems for its educational mission and unparalleled curriculum that comprises three pillars: Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, and Instructive & Enlightening Experiences. Honored as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2004. Gross holds Masters Degrees in music and library science, and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence.
Direct questions about this workshop to Chris Rippel at 800-362-2642 or