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Libraries are about information, and they are trusted places that we can put information for the public. – Charlottesville Fire Chief, Charles Werner

OPAL for LOGIN Meeting Report

Project OPAL (One Page All Libraries) was the topic of discussion at last Friday’s LOGINCAM00329 (2) meeting at the public library in West Deptford, New Jersey.  The keynote presenter was Dan Wilson, Coordinator for the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative.  The meeting started with a greeting from Anne Wodnick, President of LOGIN, follow by comments from Taft Barnet, of the American Red Cross, and Michele Stricker from the New Jersey State Library.

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Library of Virginia Partnership

This morning I presented with Cindy Church at the Virginia Library Association Paraprofessional Forum.  Cindy, Continuing Education Consultant at the Library of Virginia (LoV), has been working with us since the summer of 2010 when we needed a strong network to sponsor an EP&R conference we were planning for the state of Virginia.  Partnering with Cindy and the LoV afforded us the five elements below, which proved to be a major factor in the successful completion of our project.  If you work with outreach programs, it might behoove you to consider partnering with you state library.

  1. Marketing
  2. Cultural awareness
  3. Communications
  4. Registration
  5. Logistics

Cindy Church and Dan Wilson. Photo by Susan Yowell