Engineering Change in Libraries - Workshop on Propaganda Session 1
From Kathleen Ebeling
March 1, 2022; 4:00-5:30 pm CT session 1| April 5, 4:00-5:30 pm CT open consultation | May 3, 4:00-5:30 pm CT session 2
Join us for the second Engineering Change in Libraries Workshop, with propaganda as the focus of action. Dr. Agnes Kaposi will describe propaganda in general and subjective terms, through the lens of her experiences and observations during and after the Holocaust, and other forms of contemporary propaganda. Then, participants will engage in an interactive process to develop a plan of action to address propaganda. Participants are encouraged to read her memoir Yellow Star-Red Star (i2i Publications, 2020).
Engineer change in libraries in an international workshop to learn and plan globally to create change locally. Library staff and stakeholders are invited to attend a two-session workshop to understand the Other by learning from each other’s experiences and challenges, connect as a community of practice, engineer meaningful action, and implement the solution while supporting each other in their journeys to engineer real change in their libraries and communities.
Each interactive workshop, a pathway/process to engineer change in libraries, focuses on a specific area of action. It is presented in two 1.5-hour sessions, with the second session occurring two months following the first one, and virtual open consultation hours midway. The first session begins with a speaker introducing the topic; followed by group discussion of local experiences, brainstorming, and prioritizing an issue to be addressed; then collectively, participants develop an action plan that they will apply at their library. During a two-month period participants implement their action plan locally and have an opportunity to ask questions and obtain input midway through the process. After two months, the participants reconvene in the second session as a community of practice to reflect and improve on their action plan, as needed.
To understand the need to engineer change from one story of the Other/persecuted, participants are encouraged to listen to the recording of the Lecture.