Sparking User Engagement with

Collections and Conversations

Thursday, September 21, 3:00 PM Eastern

Registration fee: $35.00

Presented by: Courtney Montgomery


How do we engage users with parts of the collection that may not be considered popular? How do we justify preserving archival items that may be seen as irrelevant or even problematic?  ‘Collections and Conversations’ – a physical exhibit combined with a series of engaging speakers – asked audiences to engage with, question, challenge, and explore a curated selection of materials and to assist in the work of interrogating identity, diversity, and representation. Outreach Lead, Courtney Montgomery, will discuss the development of this unique project and provide ideas on how libraries can increase engagement through meaningful conversations around their existing collections.  Participants will learn ways to re-imagine their own library's collections and how to engage users with that material in new and unique ways. They will come away with ideas to reframe how materials are presented and that it can transform and inspire how they connect with their users.

This webinar will be recorded and the recording will be made available to all paid registrants.

Speaker Biography

Courtney Montgomery: 

Courtney Montgomery (she/her) is the Outreach Lead, Public Services at the Mount Royal University Library in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a position she has held since 2017. She brings a unique perspective to her role with a background in theatre/dramatic arts, event management, marketing, and strategic communications. Courtney is passionate about creating engaging programming that builds community, encourages curiosity, and inspires growth. Outside of work Courtney enjoys learning about interior design, attending concerts, walking in nature, traveling, and spending time with her miniature schnauzer. Courtney is a proud member of the M├ętis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 20th

All payments for registration must be received and processed by the registration deadline for the registration to be complete.  Cancellations will not be accepted for this event.

Questions? Contact us at

Library Marketing and Communications Group
1190 Meramec Station Rd., Suite 207
Ballwin, MO 63021

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