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  1. Root for Columbus: It Took a Village to Make Our Tree

    By Cindy Fesemyer, director, Columbus Public Library Columbus (Wis.) Public Library is one of 10 libraries taking part in an intensive 18-month training in the “turning outward” approach. Here, Cindy Fesemyer describes the Root for Columbus project, in wh ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/24/2017 - 13:13 - Professional Tools

  2. "Skokie Library Sets Sights on Engaging Community More"

    Skokie (Ill.) Public Library was featured in the Chicago Sun-Times' Skokie Review recently for its work convening Harwood Institute-style community conversations.   The library-- which has taken part in two ALA/Harwood Institute Public Innovators Lab ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/24/2017 - 13:13 - Professional Tools

  3. New Resources Available: Partner Selection and Managing Relationships

    Selecting the correct partners-- and keeping those relationships positive and productive-- is essential to the "turning outward" process. A new archived webinar is now available to help you forge and maintain these connections. "Partnering: ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/24/2017 - 13:13 - Professional Tools

  4. New Resources Available: Holding Innovation Spaces

    As you use the "turning outward" approach, it is important to bring your team together to discuss and reinforce what you are learning. Held every four weeks, these meetings offer an opportunity to ask "what are we learning?"  — instead ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/24/2017 - 13:13 - Professional Tools

  5. San Jose Public Library: Navigating a Community Conversation with Language Barriers

    San José Public Library is part of the  Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort, a group of 10 public libraries chosen to undergo an extensive 18-month training in the “turning outward” approach. Here, librarian Randall Studstill descr ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/24/2017 - 13:13 - Professional Tools

  6. "Share a Coke": A Creative Tip for Getting Staff Involved

    One of the first steps in the “turning outward” approach is to convene conversations with members of your own organization. Several Harwood Institute tools — including Aspirations, Turn Outward and Intentionality — are designed to help teams assess their ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/24/2017 - 13:13 - Professional Tools

  7. 'Turning Outward' in Practice: Q&A with Jill Skwerski of Evanston Public Library

    Libraries around the country are already putting the “turning outward” approach to work in their communities. Jill Skwerski is a community engagement librarian at Evanston (Ill.) Public Library; in October 2013, she attended a Harwood Institute Public Inn ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/24/2017 - 13:13 - Professional Tools

  8. New Resources Available: Community Conversations and Theming

    In the "turning outward" approach, community conversations are a way to tap into your community's aspirations and concerns. These conversations consist of 10 questions, last 90 minutes to two hours, and are designed for groups of 6 to 15 pe ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/24/2017 - 13:13 - Professional Tools

  9. San José Public Library on Using the Aspirations Exercise

    San José Public Library is part of the Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort, a group of 10 public libraries chosen to undergo an extensive 18-month training in the “turning outward” approach. In May, a team of five San José libraria ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/24/2017 - 13:13 - Professional Tools

  10. 'Turning Outward' in Practice: Q&A with Alice Knapp of Ferguson Library

    Libraries around the country are already putting the “turning outward” approach to work in their communities. Alice Knapp is interim president at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, Conn.; in October 2013, she attended a Harwood Institute Public Innovators ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/24/2017 - 13:13 - Professional Tools