Libraries perform a wide variety of functions in their communities. One growing role for the library is as a place for conversation and dialog. The Art of Hosting is a self-organized community of practitioners from a variety of fields who are committed to creating space for “conversations that matter.” In this session, learn about the array of methodologies that are part of the Art of Hosting, hear how Lancaster Theological Seminary hosts conversations in its library, and discover new ways to connect with your patrons and communities.
This presentation was shared at the 2018 Leading Edge Libraries Conference hosted by the Florida-Caribbean Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.
The Art of Hosting and practice of hosting conversations in the library is one of the tools I’ve employed in Integrated Library Planning, the topic of my forthcoming book.