The call for presenters is now open for the 2019 Adult Services Symposium! Presenters, please apply to join us. We are seeking new and seasoned library professionals and partners to join us as we work together to create a day of professional development and sharing that focuses on serving adults and intergenerational groups. The symposium will feature three themed moderated panels, plenty of time for Q&A, a boxed lunch and time to chat on-site, and entertaining and informative lightning round presentations at the end. A non-grant funded social hour will be held the evening prior to the Symposium.

SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE February 8, 2019 at 5pm with notifications made soon after.  Speaker fees are available for presenters as outlined on the online application, linked below. Presentation submissions should fit clearly with the theme for panel presentations. Estimate 10-12 minutes per panel presentation with time for Q&A at the end of each panel. Lightning Round presentations should apply generally to the theme: Reading, Responding & Results and/or Nailed It – Success & Failure. Slides are optional for both. Attendee registration will open early March 2019.  APPLY TO PRESENT at the 3rd Annual Adult Services Symposium.

Reading, Responding & Results
Thursday, April 25, 2019
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery
40 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

More info at:

Adult Services Symposium 2019 – Working Agenda – 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Opening Remarks 
Greg Lucas – California State Library
Carolyn Brooks – California State Library
Michelle Perera – California Library Association / Pasadena Public Library

Work your Core:  Incorporating READING into all you do
Moderated by Cathy Crosthwaite
This panel will discuss how we can effectively incorporate the wonder, pleasure, and power of reading into programs, outreach, displays, events, and activities in the library realm. Learn how your peers have kept reading at the forefront as an essential tool to empower, entertain, and enrich all communities.


Libraries RESPOND To…
Moderated by Jody Thomas
What can we do to innovatively respond to natural disasters, events in the community, or local concerns in ways that are both meaningful and achievable?


Using Data in Decision Making: Getting RESULTS
Moderated by Dana Vinke
Libraries are great at collecting data, but using data to make decisions, not so much. This panel will showcase libraries that have used data to initiate, invigorate, and yes even end programs or services.


Nailed It – Success & Failure Lightning Round (5 minute presentations / no speaker fee)
Moderated by Shawn Thrasher
Funny or serious, these 5 minute presentations will leave you laughing, crying, pondering, curious, and generally feeling all the feels.

We look forward to your submissions!

Jen Lemberger, Santa Barbara Public Library
Jody Thomas, Santa Barbara Public Library / California Center for the Book Advisory Council
Cassidy Charles, Santa Barbara Public Library
Karen Christiansen, Paso Robles Public Library
Julianna Robbins, California Center for the Book / California Library Association
Shawn Thrasher, Ontario City Library / California Center for the Book Advisory Council
Cathy Crosthwaite, Sacramento Public Library / California Center for the Book Advisory Council
Morgan Pershing, Sonoma County Library / California Center for the Book Advisory CouncilJanuary 7, 2019 in AdultServicesSymposium.