Essential Webinar Series: Intro to What Makes A Great Library

Presented by: Pat Wagner

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Program Number: LI 101

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Price: FREE | watch now | Available as a one-hour webinar

The Essential Webinar Series provides an introduction to practical ideas that support workplace and career success.
Since 1978, I have worked as a library consultant and have had the privilege of visiting hundreds of libraries, from rural storefronts to the largest public and academic institutions, from small rooms in big buildings to beloved monuments to learning and culture. What do the best have in common?


  • Introduction: Your Library’s Better Future
  • The Key Idea: Great Libraries Make Dreams Come True
  • Statistics Are Never Enough: What Do We See And Hear
  • Inputs Versus Output Versus Outcomes
  • How Great Is Your Community Or Institution?
  • How Great Is Your Library?
  • Next Steps


  • Develop standards and goals for your library’s next chapter.
  • Stay connected to the institutions and individuals your library serves.
  • Investigate what great libraries do right, and copy the best ideas.

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