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  1. Making Noise in the Library • Nick Dinka,Communications Officer

  2. PechaKucha

  3. MY BACKGROUND: EDITING, WRITING, MEDIA RELATIONS

  4. “I WANT THE LIBRARY TO BE A PLACE OF EVENTS, ACTIVITY AND ACTION – A CULTURAL HUB FOR THE UNIVERSITY” –GOHAR ASHOUGHIAN

  5. A FEW RECENT EVENTS

  6. Format • Performances by Faculty of Music students 2-3 times per term • Take place on Fridays at noon in main lobby and run for 45 minutes • Casual – drop in or stay for the whole thing • Light refreshments

  7. Performances • Woodwinds, March 2013 • Guitarists, October 2013 • Chamber music, December 2013 • Singer-Songwriters, January 2014 • Strings (all-Bach), March 2014

  8. Deborah Wills (Library) Beth Ann De Sousa (Music) MiekeBarette (Music)

  9. “The Library is the intellectual and cultural heart of Laurier. It is the place where the university community comes together to access and interact with information and people, generate new ideas and engage with the great questions of our time.” -FROM LIBRARY VISION

  10. Promotion: • Facebook and Twitter • Web calendars • Closed-circuit video screens • Direct email (key)

  11. Challenges: • A couple of noise complaints (only two) • Significant location problems • Constant battle to get bums in seats

  12. Lessons: • Direct promotion is key • Don’t do too early or late in term • Ensembles work well • Need listings in official Faculty of Music calendar

  13. Thank you for listening!