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  1. Case Studies

    In 2014 and 2015, 10 public libraries from across the country took part in an extensive, 18-month training to learn the Harwood Institute's Turning Outward approach and put it to use in their communities. Known as the Libraries Transforming Communiti ...

    SOSTMAN - 02/07/2017 - 14:21 - Libraries Transform

  2. Case Study: Hartford (Conn.) Public Library: Building on a Foundation of Success... and Going Deep to Go Broad

    Location: Hartford, Conn. | Staff Size: 129 (one main library and nine branches) | Service Area: 125,000 | Download PDF Hartford Public Library has a long history of community engagement. Through the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) initiative, th ...

    SOSTMAN - 08/01/2016 - 13:38 - Libraries Transform

  3. Case Study: Columbus (Wis.) Public Library: Innovative Solutions to Bridging Community Divisions

    Location: Columbus, Wis. | Staff Size: 6.4 FTE | Service Area: 15,000 | Download PDF For much of its history, Columbus was a rural community, but today it is quickly becoming a commuter town. Feeling the effects of this rapid change, the Columbus Public L ...

    SOSTMAN - 03/24/2016 - 09:19 - Libraries Transform

  4. Case Study: Los Angeles (Calif.) Public Library: Two Paths, One Destination: Culture Change in a Major Library System

    Location: Los Angeles, Calif. | Staff Size: 1,630 (one Central Library, 72 branches) | Service Area: 3.9 million | Download PDF The Los Angeles Public Library, a massive library system with a service area of 3.9 million people, joined Libraries Transformi ...

    SOSTMAN - 03/17/2016 - 11:56 - Libraries Transform

  5. Case Study: Red Hook (N.Y.) Public Library: One Small Win Creates Huge Ripples of Change

    Location: Red Hook, N.Y. | Staff Size: 5.4 FTE | Service Area: 14,000 Ì Download PDF The Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) team from Red Hook Public Library used their training to engage residents in their small town. They learned people were frust ...

    SOSTMAN - 03/17/2016 - 11:56 - Libraries Transform

  6. Case Study: Spokane County (Wash.) Library District: Building an Organizational Culture that Puts Community First

    Location: Spokane, Wash. | Staff Size: 130 FTE (10 branches) | Service Area: 255,000 | Download PDF Spokane County Library District joined the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) initiative in part to deepen the transformative work they had begun wit ...

    SOSTMAN - 03/17/2016 - 11:55 - Libraries Transform

  7. Case Studies

    In 2014 and 2015, 10 public libraries from across the country took part in an extensive, 18-month training to learn the Harwood Institute's Turning Outward approach and put it to use in their communities. Known as the Libraries Transforming Communiti ...

    SOSTMAN - 03/15/2016 - 09:57 - Libraries Transform

  8. 2015 Selected Participants

      Jennifer Anne Alvino Library Director Windham Public Library Windham, Maine Steven Bailey Librarian Services Manager King County Library System Auburn, Washington Gladstone Eldon Bucknor Head of Public Services City of Camarillo Public Library Camarillo ...

    RGERBER - 03/18/2016 - 12:31 - Libraries Transform

  9. Digital Badges Pilot

    The Center for the Future of Libraries is partnering with ALA offices and divisions on a pilot project to advance one of ALA’s strategic focus areas- professional and leadership development – in ALA’s new strategic plan.   As many are aware, the nature of ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/13/2016 - 12:28 - Libraries Transform

  10. Digital Badge- ALCTS Tactics for Time Management and Organizational Skills

    Tactics for Time Management and Organizational Skills (2015 ALCTS Webinar) Credit Description:  Librarians and library staff members frequently report that they feel stressed by the need to multi-task, to keep up-to-date, and to manage tight schedules. Th ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/05/2016 - 10:59 - Libraries Transform