CANCELLED: Turning Outward: Engaging Campus, School, and Local Communities

Speaker Nancy Kranich
Nancy Kranich served as the 2000-­2001 president of the American Library Association (ALA), where she focused on the role of libraries in democracy. Since that time, she has founded and led ALA's Center for Civic Life and the Libraries Foster Community Engagement Membership Initiative Group. She has also trained as a public ...

Nancy Kranich served as the 2000-­2001 president of the American Library Association (ALA), where she focused on the role of libraries in democracy. Since that time, she has founded and led ALA's Center for Civic Life and the Libraries Foster Community Engagement Membership Initiative Group. She has also trained as a public innovator with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation—an organization that she linked up with ALA as a partner in The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities initiative to help libraries turn outward. At Rutgers, she has used the Harwood approach to spearhead a recent initiative to engage the campus community. Nancy is an experienced moderator of community conversations and public forums, and trains conveners and moderators of deliberative dialogue. She has served on the board of the National Issues Forum Institute (NIFI) and has worked nationally with numerous public engagement organizations. Currently, Nancy teaches at the Rutgers University School of Communication and Information, works on special projects with the Rutgers University Libraries, and speaks and publishes about community and civic engagement for all types of libraries. Nancy earned a master's degree and studied for her doctorate in Public Administration from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service; she received a BA in Anthropology and MA in Library Science at the University of Wisconsin­­-Madison.

Full Description

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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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When?

Wed, Mar. 18, 2015
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. US/Eastern

Where?

METRO Training Center
57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003