Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cbus Libraries

Cbus Libraries

Starting early last year, I began a library project called Cbus Libraries with my colleague, Andrea Dixon.  We wanted to highlight the amazing work being done by library professionals and the wide breadth of libraries in Central Ohio.

What we've seen is incredible.  From presidential archives to plush zebras, we've touched hand written letters from President George Washington, rummaged through non-traditional seed catalogs, took in the beauty of artists' books, leafed through a first edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin, ambled along rows of tools that are used to create better communities, and so much more. 

Behind every library we visited, we met with enthusiastic professionals that take great pride in their work, libraries, and communities.  What an inspiration!

Thus, I have posted less here and focused more on Cbus Libraries.  Andrea and I presented on special libraries last November at Columbus Pecha Kucha Night.  After more visits and discussions, we'd like to present again in 2016.  I imagine I'll use this blog as a sounding board as we look to shape our story about the fantastic, and sometimes rarely known, resources we have here in Central Ohio.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cbus Libraries and Pecha Kucha Columbus

Last Thursday I had the honor to present with my amazing colleague Andrea Dixon on special libraries in Central Ohio.  Our goal was to share the value these libraries provide and the incredible work of their professionals.  We were thrilled to formally launch Cbus Libraries.

We had a wonderful experience at Pecha Kucha Night (PKN) Columbus.   PKN is described as "the art of concise presentations."  If you aren't familiar with it, PKN is a national movement of local events where presenters have 20 slides and 20 seconds for each slide.

Check out our presentation below.  For the notes on each slide, click on the link below the slideshow and click on the Notes tab.