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  1. Libraries Transforming Communities: Origins and Outlook

    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 past 10 years, ALA has ...

    SOSTMAN - 10/02/2017 - 13:17 - Professional Tools

  2. Libraries Transforming Communities: Origins and Outlook

    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

  3. ALA awarded IMLS grant to offer free community engagement training for libraries

    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 that will train libra ...

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

  4. ALA awarded IMLS grant to offer free community engagement training for libraries

    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

  5. Midwest Collaborative for Library Services: Investing in Libraries as Public Innovators in Indiana

    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 Library Services (MCLS) pa ...

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

  6. Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library: Coming Home from the Public Innovators Lab for Libraries

    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 process to work afte ...

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

  7. Midwest Collaborative for Library Services: Investing in Libraries as Public Innovators in Indiana

    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

  8. Suffolk (Va.) Public Library: Turning Outward to Chuckatuck

    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 Sarah Townsend share ...

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

  9. 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

  10. Transforming School Communities: An Interview with Blue Valley High School's Ken Stewart

    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 for libraries to en ...

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