A speaker series focused on current events both local and international, offered free of charge to public Maine libraries.
Today’s news, deconstructed.
It’s easier than ever to stay on top of the news; worldwide events are at our fingertips, in real time. But if you want to get a grip on the bigger picture, it can be harder than ever to find reliable coverage that explores both local and international issues in depth. Communities are increasingly turning to their libraries to gain this kind of information, perspective, and insight, and The World in Your Library can help public libraries to meet this growing demand.
Here’s how it works: The six libraries involved in The World in Your Library will each host three hour-long presentations on current affairs issues, providing their communities with a rare opportunity to explore these topics with experts. To ensure that the speakers and topics match the interests of the community, libraries will choose from a listing of topics from highly qualified, Maine-based speakers.
The speaker stipend will be provided to successful applicant libraries.
What we need: Interested libraries and communities!
Presentation: We ask presenters to plan on speaking on the agreed upon topic for 45 minutes. Fifteen minutes of Q&A will follow each presentation. The librarian will introduce the program and the speaker.
Scheduling: After being awarded the series, libraries will contact speakers to arrange a mutually agreeable date and time for a presentation. They will also let speakers know what topic/ presentation they would like. Libraries are responsible for communicating their events schedule to MHC by at least 6 weeks prior to your first event. All events must be completed by October 31, 2017.
Marketing/Publicity: MHC will provide some press and publicity materials for each library to use in marketing their program in their community.