Date: 5/13/2019 Time: 11:10 AM Eastern Time Format: In-Person Conference Presentation.
Learn how librarians form partnerships with local and state organizations to support lifelong learning outdoors. Becky Schneider will discuss how her library supports gardening and gardeners through classes, a seed exchange, and a teaching garden. The library is able to do this work through partnerships with the Cooperative Extension, Soil & Water Conservation District, and area farms, businesses, and nonprofits. Libbie Dobbs-Alexander will discuss the N.C. Arboretum’s ecoEXPLORE initiative, and how it is being used to support lifelong learning outside everywhere from Madison County Public Libraries – Library Journal’s 2018 Best Small Library in America — to the Greensboro Public Library. This panel will be facilitated by Noah Lenstra of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Presenters: Noah Lenstra, UNC at Greensboro Department of Library and Information Studies; Becky Schneider, Person County Public Library; Libbie Dobbs-Alexander, North Carolina Arboretum