SILC is working on a new initiative to create an ebook dedicated to outreach. To complete this goal, SILC will be hosting three focus groups in January to gather ideas and direction so that this OER ebook will be helpful for early-career librarians, librarians new to outreach, and those hoping to shake things up a bit. Each focus group will discuss the different types of outreach (and how to define them), what they wish they knew starting out, and a template for chapters. Folks who join the focus groups will be thanked for their contributions, and we ultimately hope that participants will be inspired to propose their own chapter.
If you’d like to join us, please sign up for a meeting here. We want to keep participants to 5 or 6 people and plan on a 90-minute conversation, although it’s very possible that it could be shorter. Meetings are January 11, 13, and 15 at 1 p.m. Zoom links will be sent closer to the meeting date.