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2023 MLA Conference: Get Out There: Bike Library Outreach in the Wild!

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2023 Montana Library Association Conference: Keeping Libraries Wild
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Thursday, April 13, 2023 11:15 AM
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Thursday, April 13, 2023 12:15 PM


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Registered conference attendees who attend can claim MSL CE credits for this workshop. 
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Take the library out into the wild and meet your community where they’re at! In this session, you’ll learn how the Billings Public Library uses a bicycle library to host seasonal outreach programs at events, parks, local businesses, the skate park, and more. No bike? No problem! These ideas work without wheels, too!

Taylor Arnold works in the Billings Public Library Circulation department and has spearheaded Skate Park outreach and skate clinics, created unique social media promotions, and managed the Adult Hygiene kit program.

Victoria Cassou is a BPL Reference Librarian with a background in Youth Services. She has participated in the Bike Library program for two years, focusing her programming on story time, baby yoga, and outreach at the Children’s Hospital. She is also a graphic designer and created the program logo.

Elizabeth Fellerer is the BPL Acquisitions Specialist. She has focused her seasonal outreach efforts on representing the library at large-scale community events like 406 Pride, the Farmer’s Market, the Back to School Bash, and the downtown trick-or-treat event.

Jaclynn Reaves works in the BPL Circulation department and created the Hablar Conmigo program, a Spanish language conversation group that meets at a local coffee house. She has brought this program back into the library as a year-round offering.

Kelsie Rubich is the BPL Assistant Director and oversees the Bike Library outreach program. This summer, she learned to ride a skateboard (and didn’t break anything!) at some of the outreach events.



Billings, MT



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Continuing Education Credit(s)

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1.0 creditsLibrary Services to the Public
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Bartow, Colet - Staff (Montana State Library)
Vriesman, Kirk - Director (Montana Library Association)

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