Introducing Dave Denault, the new Tour Manager for Library Live and On Tour.
Dave joins us with a wealth of expertise in community development. His varied list of experiences in the field includes establishing 2 recovery houses for men, starting an outreach program for women involved in prostitution, tutoring incarcerated men, and volunteering as a literacy and youth outreach worker. Dave also served as the Abbotsford Community Chaplain for Corrections Canada. Most recently he founded (and still runs) Street Hope Ministries in Chilliwack, BC, an employment skills program for men in recovery.
Dave is a fan and user of his community library and involved in local literacy initiatives, but has no experience working in libraries. And that’s just what we hoped for.
As the Library Live and On Tour service evolves, we know that Dave’s knowledge of service to marginalized members of our communities will help FVRL remain at the forefront of public library community development services, a path that the organization still feels very strongly about.
LiLi and Smitty are honoured to have been asked to give a presentation at the American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting (Seattle, January 2013). LiLi will be on display in the Convention Centre Hall and Smitty will be talking about LiLi’s mission and experiences. More in American Libraries Magazine
Welcome to the home of LiLi, the coolest little library hot rod in the world.
Check out the calendar for upcoming public appearances and enjoy the photos of LiLi’s travels.
If the calendar has a blank spot, don’t worry, she’s still on the road! When not in the public eye, LiLi makes private visits to a variety of community agencies serving marginalized and sometimes socially excluded people (food banks, soup kitchens, transition houses).
We’re working hard to visit as many places as possible so that we can prove that the public library has something for everyone…and that means EVERYONE!