This workshop has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Librarians and library workers are critical actors in shaping the future of our communities and libraries. In this session, we will talk about what it will take for each of us to lead our public, school, and academic libraries in this environment. By engaging local, campus and school community members in authentic conversations and making their aspirations and concerns the reference point for taking action, we open up new possibilities for increasing our impact.
We will use tools prepared by the American Library Association’s “Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities” initiative--a partnership between ALA and the Harwood Institute of Public Innovation--and other frameworks to unleash possibilities for occupying a more visible, valued role in our communities.
Registration fees will be donated to ALA's Center for Civic Life.
Who should attend?
Public, School, Academic, Special and Cooperative Agency Librarians and Library Workers who are eager to increase their significance and relevance during
challenging times by engaging more deeply with their user communities.
- Provide frameworks that position libraries to act in more significant and meaningful roles by bringing people together in their communities and creating new possibilities for action.
- Develop strategies for librarians to turn outward by engaging in authentic, innovative, and meaningful conversations with their campus, school, and local communities.
- Choose and apply appropriate frameworks to enhance community and civic engagement.
- Uncover the deeper concerns of our communities by listening to people reveal what really matters to them.
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