Project SET Spotlight: Drew Meger and Quincy Knapp

Looking forward to Project SET presentations at Annual Meeting! Recently we asked Drew Meger and Quincy Knapp to share their Project SET experiences.

Drew is the Head of Access Services at Peabody Institute Library, Danvers.

How did you become aware of Project SET, and what elements drew you to the program?
A flier advertising SET turned up in the delivery bins at a fortuitous time – I was looking for a way to reconnect with the broader profession.

What are your first impressions of the program and its intended outcomes?
I admit to being a bit jaded, but Project SET has won me over with its support and enthusiasm.

Project SET begins each year with a study of trends currently impacting libraries. Of the trends you’ve learned about which one do you feel will have the biggest impact on your library and why?
The homogenization of library services in the face of uneven financial support.

 

Quincy is the Children’s Reference Librarian at Wellesley Free Library.

How did you become aware of Project SET, and what elements drew you to the program?
At an MLA training (Summer Reading) there were pamphlets and a brief announcement about Project SET. I really liked the idea about getting to know other librarians and continuing to talk about library topics, especially after I graduated school.

What are your first impressions of the program and its intended outcomes?
To work on professional development, to create bonds between librarians statewide, and to keep current on library trends.

Project SET begins each year with a study of trends currently impacting libraries. Of the trends you’ve learned about which one do you feel will have the biggest impact on your library and why?
Maker Movement. That is one that is already being incorporated into library programming and is very flexible when connected to STEAM and also when being adjusted for different age groups.

Want to know more about Project SET? Visit our LibGuide!

 

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