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30-minute Presentation/Panel

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In the context of open librarianship, access to information is critical, but raw information benefits from contextualization, exploration, and, ultimately, the guidance of an expert. Expertise, however, is typically sequestered in university and college campuses, with little outreach to outside communities.

Asia Lara and Stone Addington present on how Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau, an open educational resource for libraries to democratize access to expertise, grow and diversify audiences, and deepen connections with their communities. This program provides free public humanities presentations statewide from engaging scholars, artists, culture bearers, at little to no charge for hosting organizations.

Learning Outcomes

Conference participants will leave with the following:

  • An understanding of the access problem in relation to expertise;
  • An overview of the Speakers Bureau program and its ability to improve access, produce impactful conversations, while saving time and resources for libraries and other host organizations;
  • An understanding of how to easily bolster their existing programming through a streamlined and easy hosting process;
  • A list of over 30 speakers who are willing to travel across the state to hosting. communities or lead discussions virtually.

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© 2022 Asia Lara and Stone Addington

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Twitter Handle(s)

@HumanitiesWA

Start Date

25-3-2022 1:40 PM

End Date

25-3-2022 4:10 PM

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/37332

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Mar 25th, 1:40 PM Mar 25th, 4:10 PM

Open Access to Expertise with Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau

In the context of open librarianship, access to information is critical, but raw information benefits from contextualization, exploration, and, ultimately, the guidance of an expert. Expertise, however, is typically sequestered in university and college campuses, with little outreach to outside communities.

Asia Lara and Stone Addington present on how Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau, an open educational resource for libraries to democratize access to expertise, grow and diversify audiences, and deepen connections with their communities. This program provides free public humanities presentations statewide from engaging scholars, artists, culture bearers, at little to no charge for hosting organizations.