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Multnomah County Library Director Finalists Public Forum - Part 1 of 3
Director candidates:  Holly Carroll

Listen to a presentation by Holly Carroll, a candidate for the position of Director of Libraries for Multnomah County.    Recorded on April 14, 2009 and moderated by Jana McClellan on behalf of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler, the session includes a short presentation as well as a question and answer session with the audience.
Direct download: 20090414MCLDirectorFinalistsPublicForum_HollyCarroll.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:08am PDT

Helen and Alison read a poem from the book Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
Direct download: 20090411_MCLBook_Lice.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:39am PDT

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Move On: Helping Your Aging Parents Manage Their Possessions

 Are you helping your parents downsize or move? The task of sorting through a lifetime's possessions can be physically and emotionally challenging. Explore new options, including senior move management and charitable giving.

Bill Smith created a senior move management company, called Take Care Move Assistance, to serve the needs of the Portland senior community. Lorca Harrison is the owner of DoughNation, a service that helps clients donate and dispose of their possessions in an organized and sensitive way.

Direct download: 20090211_MCLMoveOn.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 8:01am PDT

Life by Design @yourlibrary: You and Your Aging Parents: Practical Tools to Address Their Changing Needs

 Are you finding it difficult to talk to your parents about their care needs? Learn about community resources, websites and checklists that can help you help them. For this presentation, please download or link to Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families, a handbook published by AARP: http://www.aarp.org/makeadifference/gettinghelp/articles/prepare_to_care.html

Loriann McNeill is the Family Caregiver Support Program coordinator for Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services, and has extensive personal and professional experience in family caregiving. Questions? Contact Loriann McNeill at 503-988-3646 x26263

Direct download: 20090128_MCLMcNeill.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 7:50am PDT

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Taking Care of You: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

 Few things are more stressful than what you've taken on as a caregiver. Learn about  the impact that caregiving can have on your health and well-being, and get tools and resources to help.

Kathy Shannon manages Legacy Caregiver Services, an array of programs designed to assist the family caregiver. Leslie Congleton has worked in the field of aging/caregiving since 1985 and is program coordinator/trainer for Legacy Caregiver Services.

Direct download: 20090121_MCLLegacyCare.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:35pm PDT

Most traditional library services were designed when information was relatively scarce and library users had to adapt to the ways of the library if they wanted to get their hands on these resources. Now that information is everywhere, libraries need to "futureproof" themselves by updating their services to match changing community expectations. This lively and interactive session focuses on the real world trends that are shaping the future of public libraries.

Access to this podcast is provided by the presenters and by Multnomah County Library as a public service, and its use is limited to noncommercial purposes.

Direct download: 013009-Futureproof-PM-Part2of2-EditedByDC.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:13am PDT

Most traditional library services were designed when information was relatively scarce and library users had to adapt to the ways of the library if they wanted to get their hands on these resources. Now that information is everywhere, libraries need to "futureproof" themselves by updating their services to match changing community expectations. This lively and interactive session focuses on the real world trends that are shaping the future of public libraries.

Access to this podcast is provided by the presenters and by Multnomah County Library as a public service, and its use is limited to noncommercial purposes.

Direct download: 013009-Futureproof-PM-Part1of2-EditedByDC.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 10:00am PDT

Life by Design @yourlibrary: Combining Work and Care for an Aging Parent: Effects on Health,

 Learn about the stresses and rewards of combining work and elder care, develop effective coping strategies, and get helpful resources.

Margaret B. Neal, Ph.D., is the director of the Institute on Aging at Portland State University and a well-known scholar in the areas of aging, work and family. She has written several books, most recently Working Couples Caring for Children and Aging Parents with Dr. Leslie Hammer.

Direct download: 20090114_MCLNeal.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 12:30pm PDT

DIY Stories: Following the Oregon Tale You moved here from California because you heard about the nice weather. Perhaps you left the east coast to discover the laid-back, west coast lifestyle. Maybe you were born here. Come and share stories about what brought you to Oregon and what keeps you here. DIY (Do It Yourself) Stories was an open storytelling forum.

Host David Vanadia is an interdisciplinary artist who works with narrative in its many forms. He has performed internationally and acts as a consultant for companies of all sizes.

This was a Tapestry of Tale Kick-Off Event.
Direct download: 20081116_MCLDIYStories.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 6:06pm PDT

Cringe Down Memory Lane

Listen and cringe as speakers exploit their younger selves for entertainment and share embarrassing memories from their teens and 20s!  Library patrons have dug up their agonizing old love letters, angst-ridden diary entries, school essays, yearbooks and more to read aloud.  Presenters include:  Sharon Eldridge, Janice Campbell, Julia strozyk, Natasha Forrester, Jenna Thompson, Ellen Fader, Joaquin Sampson, Laurie Heilman and Ben Collins.  Be prepared to laugh out loud!

This program is affiliated with the 2008 Tapestry of Tales 9th annual storytelling festival.

Direct download: 20081110_MCLCringe.mp3
Category:Other -- posted at: 2:16pm PDT