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  1. Learn to "Turn Outward" at ALA 2014 Annual Conference

    SOSTMAN's blog The 2014 ALA Annual Conference is fast approaching. Among the new offerings this year: a series of learning sessions, offered as part of Libraries Transforming Communities, that will introduce participants to the practice of "turn ...

    SOSTMAN - 02/24/2016 - 12:54 - Libraries Transform

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

    SOSTMAN's blog 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 P ...

    SOSTMAN - 10/22/2014 - 17:36 - Libraries Transform

  3. New Resources Available: Partner Selection and Managing Relationships

    SOSTMAN's blog 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 connection ...

    SOSTMAN - 09/25/2014 - 09:13 - Libraries Transform

  4. New Resources Available: Holding Innovation Spaces

    SOSTMAN's blog 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 learni ...

    SOSTMAN - 09/18/2014 - 11:26 - Libraries Transform

  5. New Resources Available: Community Conversations and Theming

    SOSTMAN's blog 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 ...

    SOSTMAN - 09/08/2014 - 15:32 - Libraries Transform

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

    SOSTMAN's blog 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 ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/29/2014 - 10:39 - Libraries Transform

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

    SOSTMAN's blog 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 Institut ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/29/2014 - 10:45 - Libraries Transform

  8. New Resources Available: "Doing Business with the Media"

    SOSTMAN's blog The media-- and your relationship with it-- can have a great impact on the success of your community engagement work. It is a tool for bringing new voices into community conversations, sharing findings, and demonstrating the valuable w ...

    SOSTMAN - 06/20/2014 - 12:36 - Libraries Transform

  9. New Resources Available: LTC Cohort Training Materials

    SOSTMAN's blog The LTC Public Innovators Cohort-- the 10 libraries being intensely trained in the Harwood practice and putting it to work in their communities-- completed a three-day training in Denver last month. All of their training materials are ...

    SOSTMAN - 06/06/2014 - 16:37 - Libraries Transform

  10. LTC Public Innovators Cohort: Aspirations

    SOSTMAN's blog Today marks an important day in the Libraries Transforming Communities initiative: the first gathering of the Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort. Forty-four participants-- library directors, librarians, outreac ...

    SOSTMAN - 05/20/2014 - 16:25 - Libraries Transform