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  1. One Year Later: An Interview with Ferguson (Mo.) Library Director Scott Bonner

    SOSTMAN's blog Aug. 9 marks one year since police in Ferguson, Mo., shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown. With the anniversary looming this Sunday, Ferguson Municipal Public Library Director Scott Bonner is hoping for the best while prepari ...

    SOSTMAN - 08/07/2015 - 10:11 - Libraries Transform

  2. Red Hook Makes: From Borrowed Van to Mobile Maker Lab

    SOSTMAN's blog Red Hook (N.Y.) Public Library is  one of 10 libraries  taking part in an intensive 18-month training in the “turning outward” approach. Here, library director Erica Freudenberger describes how her library's work with the Harwood ...

    SOSTMAN - 08/03/2015 - 10:00 - Libraries Transform

  3. Learn to Lead Positive Community Change at ALA 2015

    SOSTMAN's blog All communities have challenges. Libraries are uniquely positioned to help conquer them — given the right tools. Join ALA and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation at ALA's 2015 Annual Conference on Saturday, June 27, for a ...

    SOSTMAN - 08/24/2015 - 12:09 - Libraries Transform

  4. ALA invites member feedback at Kitchen Table Conversations at 2015 Annual Conference

    SOSTMAN's blog As part of an ongoing effort to improve member experience, the American Library Association (ALA) will host a series of gatherings at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition to receive feedback about how it is communicating wit ...

    SOSTMAN - 05/27/2015 - 12:06 - Libraries Transform

  5. Politicking the Delicate Balance between Tradition and Change

    SOSTMAN's blog Columbus (Wis.) Public Library is one of 10 libraries taking part in an intensive 18-month training in the “turning outward” approach. Here, Library Director Cindy Fesemyer talks about how her library is getting communication flowing b ...

    SOSTMAN - 05/13/2015 - 12:11 - Libraries Transform

  6. Springfield City Library: Turning Outward to Fight Violence

    SOSTMAN's blog Springfield (Massachusetts) City 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. He ...

    SOSTMAN - 04/20/2015 - 14:55 - Libraries Transform

  7. Close the Book on Hunger: Knox County Public Library's Food Drive Success

    SOSTMAN's blog Knox County (Indiana) 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, ...

    SOSTMAN - 03/04/2015 - 16:32 - Libraries Transform

  8. Ferguson Library Director Gets Standing Ovation at ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting

    SOSTMAN's blog Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library in Ferguson, Mo., didn't expect to find his library in a crisis situation. And he certainly didn't have time to prepare. On Sunday, Feb. 2, at ALA's 2015 Mi ...

    SOSTMAN - 04/20/2015 - 14:54 - Libraries Transform

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

    SOSTMAN's blog 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 Col ...

    SOSTMAN - 02/24/2016 - 12:57 - Libraries Transform

  10. Ferguson Library Director to Speak at ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting

    SOSTMAN's blog Libraries and their staffs are agents of positive community change, even under the most challenging and tension-filled circumstances. Ferguson (Missouri) Municipal Public Library Director Scott Bonner will discuss the recent turmoil in ...

    SOSTMAN - 01/02/2015 - 13:46 - Libraries Transform