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Historypin: Using Local History for Community Engagement
An Infopeople Webinar
Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM
Presenter: Kerri Young
Would you like to learn more about engaging your community with local history? This webinar will introduce Historypin, a non-profit organization that develops offline programming and maintains a digital platform to help people engage their communities with local history. Engagement Manager Kerri Young will demonstrate simple ways libraries and their staff can start using Historypin’s free digital tools. Additionally she will illustrate Historypin’s methodology and aims in the coming years as it pertains specifically toward community engagement and social impact through cultural heritage. Libraries have been one of Historypin’s most dedicated users. Join us to see real life examples of how some of these libraries are using Historypin to share their local history collections and engage their communities.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Be able to identify what Historypin is and its role in helping to connect libraries to their communities
- Be able to create a profile and add content on Historypin
- Understand the value of evaluation and target audiences in planning community outreach
This webinar will be of interest to: Any library, small to large, rural to urban, with a local history collection to share and staff keen on engaging their communities using Historypin’s simple digital tools.
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Speaker's slides: Will be available the morning of the webinar.
Keywords: community engagement, local history