Madeline Jarvis

Adult and Information Services Manager, Marion Public Library

Madeline Jarvis is the Adult and Information Services Manager at the Marion (Iowa) Public Library.  Her work involves developing services and programs for the Marion community.  She is passionate about identifying and eliminating barriers to access; the role libraries play in community development and finding the perfect slice of pizza.

Madeline is speaking at

Administration & Management Leadership Diversity, inclusion, and accessibility Advocacy
3:00 pm - 3:55 pm
Emerald 2

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Millennials are more likely than other adults to have visited the library recently. However, most friends and trustees boards do not have even a single millennial member (Pew 2016, ALA 2018). What accounts for this discrepancy between the demographics of our library users and library civic leaders, and how do we rectify it? The presenters will argue for the importance of developing generationally representative boards and explore common barriers to service for those under 40. Participants will leave with practical strategies for identifying and recruiting the right millennials to serve and for adapting board cultures to engage and retain them.

Administration & Management Leadership Diversity, inclusion, and accessibility Advocacy
9:30 am - 10:25 am
Emerald 2

Speakers

Description

Millennials are more likely than other adults to have visited the library recently. However, most friends and trustees boards do not have even a single millennial member (Pew 2016, ALA 2018). What accounts for this discrepancy between the demographics of our library users and library civic leaders, and how do we rectify it? The presenters will argue for the importance of developing generationally representative boards and explore common barriers to service for those under 40. Participants will leave with practical strategies for identifying and recruiting the right millennials to serve and for adapting board cultures to engage and retain them.

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