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Thursday, May 5 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Developing campus and community relationships for introverts: How to make important connections and allies for your library, even if you hate talking to people.

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As technology makes it easier for people to get their work done without entering a physical library, establishing and maintaining in-person relationships with allies on campus and in the community becomes imperative for maintaining an understanding of what the library does and how it remains a vital component in the lives of the people it serves. How can an introvert develop the skills necessary to develop meaningful relationships with people they barely know? This session will provide examples of methods for cold-calls, requesting meetings, striking up a conversation with complete strangers, and techniques for turning one conversation into an established relationship and ally for the library.

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Catherine Soehner

Associate Dean, University of Utah
My main area of research is organizational change and incorporating best practices from psychology, business, negotiation, and change management. I love traveling in Utah, so talk to me about your favorite Utah experience!

Thursday May 5, 2016 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Stratus 7-9