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Event Name:Collaboration Connection
Description:Are you waiting for a collaborator in order to get your great idea off the ground or to apply for a grant?  Do you have services, collections, skills, etc. that you or your organization could offer to potential collaborators?  How do unrelated organizations seeking a collaborative partnership make a case for funding, establish an MOU/MOA, what are the logistics of such partnerships, and how does each entity benefit?  Join us for this opportunity to learn more about successful collaborations and find the collaboration partner you are looking for.  This program is jointly sponsored by NEO-RLS, SWON, and ALAO’s newly formed Programming, Outreach, and Marketing Interest Group.
Facilitators Kieth Peppers and Wendy Wasman have successfully collaborated on a grant-funded project between the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Baldwin Wallace University, The University of Akron and the Cleveland Metroparks.  The morning will be devoted to hearing about their collaboration and a collaboration between the Madison Public Library, Madison Local Schools and Lakeland Community College around College Credit Plus.   Presenters will discuss the creation of their projects, partnerships in practice and provide ideas for you apply ideas to your own situation and project.  The morning will continue with learning how to write an effective MOU/MOA and finding out what makes partnerships attractive to funders.  In the afternoon the facilitators will lead attendees through “Collaboration Connection,” an interactive process designed to help you find the collaborator or resources that you need, right in this very workshop.
Learning objectives:
  • Find out how to develop a successful multi-type organizational collaboration
  • Learn how to write a MOU/MOA
  • Learn more about how foundations look at funding applications for partnerships
  • Link to potential collaborators around project ideas

Kieth A. Peppers, University Archivist, Instructor, Baldwin Wallace University
Kieth A. Peppers received his education at Cleveland State University where he achieved a Master of History and Museum Studies summa cum laude. He is the co-founder and CEO of Pursue Posterity, an organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of all history. He is concurrently employed with Baldwin Wallace University as the archivist, historian, and faculty, where he teaches classes in Public History, curates exhibits, writes grants, and collaborates with external institutions. During the development of his vocation, Kieth worked with a variety of museums, archives, special collections, and libraries across northeast Ohio on numerous projects from publishing corporate histories to cataloguing and photographing museum collections.
Wendy Wasman, Librarian and Archivist, Cleveland Museum of Natural History 
Wendy Wasman has a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Oberlin College. She received her Master's in Library Science (MLS) from Kent State University in 1988. Wendy was the Librarian at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History from 1988 until her move to Philadelphia in 1994, where she served as the Science Librarian at Haverford College. She returned to Cleveland in 2000 and rejoined the Museum as Librarian in 2008. In 2012, she assumed responsibility for the Museum Archives. As the Librarian and Archivist, Wendy oversees the 50,000-volume research library, curates the 1,000-volume rare book collection, maintains the special collections, and manages records retention for the Museum. Wearing four different hats is sometimes challenging, but Wendy loves that she can learn something new every single day.
Shawn D. Walsh, Emerging Services and Technologies Librarian, Madison Public Library in Madison, OH
Shawn has been in the library field since 1997, and is a contributor to Public Libraries Online, Children and Libraries, and chapters in several different library related anthologies. He is the co-author of the book Library Service to Tweens published in 2017. Shawn is also responsible for maintaining Madison Public Library's technology infrastructure and oversees computer and technology instruction to patrons and staff. Within the community, Shawn is best known for his school presentations and preaching the awesomeness of online library services
Thomas Hyland, M.A., M.L.I.S., Associate Professor, Acting Library Program Chair, and Library Instruction Coordinator, Lakeland Community College
Thomas Hyland is currently in his fifteenth year at Lakeland Community College.  In addition to an MLIS from Kent State, he holds an MA in Creative Writing from Miami University of Ohio. Serving as Library Instruction Coordinator, Thomas has concentrated on creating and sustaining a scaffolded information literacy instruction program designed to prepare students to think critically about information. 
Presenters TBA for Effective MOU/MOA Writing and Working with Foundations.
Event Date:5/2/2019
Event Time:9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Eastern
Location:Mansfield-Richland County Public Library
43 West Third Street
Mansfield, OH 44902

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Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 3306550531)
Details:Who should attend:  Anyone interested in finding collaborators for their next project or idea or in sharing resources

Competency:  Collaboration

Cost:  FREE
There is a $15 surcharge for facility use and amenities.

We encourage you to register a minimum of three (3) days in advance for this event in order to ensure that we can accommodate your full participation in terms of seating, hand-outs, food, etc.

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