Be a Hummingbird: Successful GLAM Partnerships in a Rapidly Changing World is a poster in the 2020 PNLA Virtual Poster Session. We encourage you to engage in discussion by leaving a comment on the page. The author of the poster will respond to comments the week of August 4-7, 2020.
Presenters: Devon Tatton & Caitlin Ottenbreit
Track: Public Library
Abstract: The Be a Hummingbird series was a curated collection of programs that explored the themes of environmentalism, responsibility and courage. Inspired by Haida author and artist Michael Nicholl Yahgulanaas’s book Flight of the Hummingbird, and in support of Pacific Opera Victoria’s original opera based on said book, this program series exemplifies GVPL’s pre-COVID-19 community arts partnerships. These partnerships remain a foundational element of GVPL’s programming, and this session seeks to share our experiences developing these programs, bolstering our partnerships throughout our mutual COVID-19 closures, and planning ways to take these relationships into the future.
About the Presenters: Devon Tatton & Caitlin Ottenbreit are Public Services Librarians who lead the Arts, Culture and Heritage programs and services (aka the fun stuff) in beautiful Victoria British Columbia.