SOSTMAN's blog As ALA and its partners roll out Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change, we thought it would be helpful to share ALA’s goals and the history behind this initiative. Librarians: Facilitators and Change Leaders Over the pa ...
SOSTMAN - 03/15/2017 - 09:34 - Libraries Transform
SOSTMAN's blog The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office has been awarded $243,922 by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program for a two-year professional development project t ...
SOSTMAN - 11/02/2016 - 08:42 - Libraries Transform
SOSTMAN's blog Randy Dykhuis is executive director of the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS). Here, he discusses his organization's work with the "Turning Outward" approach. In 2015, the Midwest Collaborative for Librar ...
SOSTMAN - 08/31/2016 - 11:58 - Libraries Transform
Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library: Coming Home from the Public Innovators Lab for Libraries
SOSTMAN's blog Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library sent two staff members to the ALA/Harwood Institute Public Innovators Lab for Libraries in 2015. Here, Library Director Austin Stroud shares the experience of putting the Turning Outward ...
SOSTMAN - 06/06/2016 - 09:42 - Libraries Transform
SOSTMAN's blog Suffolk (Va.) Public Library is one of 10 libraries that took part in an intensive 18-month training in the Turning Outward approach as part of ALA's Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) initiative. Here, Assistant Director ...
SOSTMAN - 03/16/2016 - 15:02 - Libraries Transform
SOSTMAN's blog In 2014, a partnership between the American Library Association (ALA) and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation resulted in Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC), an ALA initiative that provides resources, training and support ...
SOSTMAN - 11/30/2015 - 09:09 - Libraries Transform
SOSTMAN's blog Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Public Library is one of 10 public libraries that comprise the Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort. Here, Library Associate Larry Boothe (shown below, at right) shares his tips for getting ac ...
SOSTMAN - 09/11/2015 - 09:03 - Libraries Transform
SOSTMAN's blog By Alison Marcotte, Editorial Intern, American Libraries Almost a year after Columbus (Wis.) Public Library developed its “Root for Columbus” campaign in October 2014, the city is sitting on the bench—art benches, that is. Stemming f ...
SOSTMAN - 08/25/2015 - 10:01 - Libraries Transform
SOSTMAN's blog LANSING, Mich. — The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) has announced that 23 individuals from 13 Indiana libraries were selected to receive a scholarship from MCLS to attend the 2015 Harwood/ALA Public Innovators Lab fo ...
SOSTMAN - 08/24/2015 - 12:08 - Libraries Transform
SOSTMAN's blog Springfield (Mass.) City Library is one of 10 libraries taking part in an intensive 18-month training in the “turning outward” approach. Here, Mason Square Branch Supervisor Ted McCoy talks about the importance of getting outside in ...
SOSTMAN - 08/12/2015 - 13:01 - Libraries Transform