Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative with Michael Margolis

Sunday, June 30, 2013 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

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Speaker: Michael Margolis, CEO,

Everyone knows why libraries matter. And yet, some people are questioning our role and value in the 21st century. How do we share the excitement for how libraries are evolving and innovating as a community institution? In this keynote, you’ll learn storytelling strategies specific to the unique opportunities and challenges faced by libraries today. For the last year, our presenter, Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, has collaborated closely with both the California and Pennsylvania State Libraries around this issue. Come learn why it’s important to tell your story, how to do it right, and some simple ways to get storied. Your story matters.

**This program was included in Library Journal's top picks guide to the Annual Conference!**

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Hi everyone! We're excited to have you join us for the ASCLA President's Program. Attached to this post is an image that you're welcome to post on Facebook or elsewhere to help promote the event, or you can share this image directly from our Facebook page.

On Twitter? You can send out this tweet: @ala_ascla President's Program at #ALA2013: Your library's story matters! Find your mojo with @getstoried

We're looking forward to seeing you there!



Hi everyone!

To get yourself psyched up for the ASCLA President's Program at the ALA Annual Conference, check out this video interview of Michael Margolis, Get Storied CEO and keynote speaker for this event, by ASCLA President Stacey Aldrich:

Feel free to share this video with your colleagues!

We look forward to seeing you in a few weeks for this exciting event.



Good morning! Can't wait to see all of you at the ASCLA President's Program this (Sunday) morning! We kick things off at 10:30am in McCormick Place, Room S502.

Looking forward to listening and learning with you.


When will the slides from this presentation be available?  Thanks.

This was the highlight of the conference - energizing, hope-filled.  Can't wait to apply it to my situation here!

I'll echo the request previously posted--Is the PowerPoint from the presentation or any kind of handout (or link to resources) going to be shared here?


The PowerPoint slides from Michael's presentation at "Storytelling Mojo" are available for download here:

On behalf of ASCLA, I'd like to thank everyone who attended this program for being so friendly and willing to share a cozy space with fellow conference attendees! The energy in the room was absolutely electric, and I hope you've been able to take some of what you learned back to your libraries for implementation.

If you're interested in completing an online evaluation, you can find the link to this program's evaluation form here:

If you attended other ASCLA programs in Chicago, we'd love for you to complete a form for those as well! Each program has a different link for accessing the form:



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innovative division of ALA with diverse areas of interest across the
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