How to Grassroots: Limitless possibilities through community-based solutions

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Team Vittles is a diverse group of library staff members who came together through a common passion—filling hungry bellies. Participants in the 2017 ILEAD USA-Ohio program, these folks have worked for several years to learn about food insecurity across Ohio, meet the people already at work, and explore ways in which libraries can forge connections in their communities. They have seen their project evolve significantly, through both successes and failures. In this session, representatives from Team Vittles will talk about their experience and give attendees tips on how to develop community partnerships and grass roots solutions.

Attendees to this session will have the opportunity to…

  • Discuss project management tips
  • Explore strategies for developing community buy-in
  • Examine the experiences of Team Vittles as their project evolved
  • Learn about the team’s current work and how your library can become more aware of food security issues


May 21st, 2019 2:00 PM   through   3:00 PM
Phone: 1-800-686-8975
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
OhioNET members $ 0.00
Non-members $ 45.00
Webinar Event
Webinar Key 5818806146233721858
Archived Webinar Link
Event Details
Presenter Name Kate McCartney, Shane Hoffman, Sarah Schaff & Gina Maida
Presenter Background

Kate McCartney is the Assistant Director at the Marysville Public Library, where she'd served as the Youth Services Manager for 11 years. She has been involved in summer lunch service for going on five years.  She loves talking about feeding kids and sharing her favorite books



Shane Hoffman is the Technology Services Manager at Plain City Public Library.

Sarah Schaff has had the good fortune to work for a handful of Ohio libraries since 2003 – and still loves her work.  With a background in philosophy and library science, Sarah currently serves as the Discovery Librarian at Denison, a small liberal arts college east of Columbus.  In her 8 to 5 life, Sarah takes care of the invisible systems and online resources that keep the library humming.



Gina Maida is the Library Circulation Manager at the University of Mount Union.

Series Name Cultivating Connections
Who Should Attend Anyone with an interest
CE Contact Hours 1

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