Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Akron Art Museum
Friday, May 9, 2014
Take 5: Take Three continued our exploration of creative approaches, new ideas, collaboration, and network-building to inspire you and help you recharge. This year, we dreamed big and asked “What If ?” For example: What if libraries and museums had no boundaries or walls? What if an organization with a $50 programming budget could wow its patrons like an organization with a $50,000 programming budget? What if we let our students or patrons plan our programs, and we just knocked down their barriers?
Take 5 mixes formal presentations with informal conversation, idea-sharing, and serendipity. Attendees shared their dreams and successes in an open poster session and in small group conversations throughout the day.
Take 5: Take Three featured opening speaker Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Executive Director of the Massillon Museum; closing speaker Ken Babby, Owner and CEO of the Akron RubberDucks (Double A Affiliate of the Cleveland Indians); and welcoming remarks by David Jennings, Director of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. And new this year, “Take5x” brought big thinkers to ask “What If?” in short-format presentations: Kauser Razvi and Helen Zaluckyj (Literary Lots); Andy Aichele (COSI University); Steve Felix (Akron Film + Pixel); Dr. Kiersten Latham (Kent State University SLIS); Alison Caplan and Gina Thomas McGee (Akron Art Museum)
Downloads and Links
- Alexandra Nicholis Coon’s keynote presentation slides: We All Want the Same Thing (PDF file, 8 MB).
- Kauser Razvi’s and Helen Zaluckyj’s presentation slides on Literary Lots (PDF file, 1.6 MB) and the Literary Lots website that Kauser shared.
- Alison Caplan’s and Gina Thomas McGee’s Take5x presentation slides: What If You Could Roller Skate in the Art Museum? (PDF file, 5.2 MB).
- Steve Felix’s Take5x presentation slides: What If Video Games Were For Everyone? (PDF file, 2.5 MB).
- Andy Aichele’s Take5x presentation slides: What If We Serve Our Employees As Well As We Serve Our Visitors? (PDF file, 350 KB).
- Amanda Fensch’s Windows to Our World presentation on Teen Programming: If You Build the Right Programs, They Will Come and Pickerington Public Library Tumblr.
- View photos from Take 5: Take Three on Facebook.
The May 9, 2014 event was made possible by the generous support of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, the Akron Art Museum, and the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau. This event was also supported in part by federal Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, granted through the State Library of Ohio.