The Public Library Association’s (PLA) Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. The panelists on this on-demand webinar have prioritized outcome measurement in their libraries and integrated Project Outcome into their strategic planning.
The e-Forum will provide an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and experiences for career advancement to higher administrative levels in academic libraries.
In 2014, DC Public Library (DCPL) partnered with Neighborhood Legal Services Program to address the barriers to employment that low-income residents face by bringing volunteer attorneys to walk-in legal clinics located at public libraries. The Breaking Barriers to Employment clinic model combines library support to job seekers, such as resume assistance and computer help from a librarian, with legal information and one-on-one consultation with a lawyer.
More LGBTQAI+ books are published each year. How should you select, display, share, and use in your library for children of all ages? Titles and suggestions will lead into online conversations. Bring your questions, ideas, and concerns and together we will attempt to resolve them.
“Hosting and Leading Community Conversations” (Session 1 of 6) describes the process of planning and facilitating community conversations, gatherings with community members to discuss their hopes for their community and challenges to realizing those goals. Topics include meeting “ground rules,” how to be an effective facilitator, note-taking and follow-up.
“Hosting and Using Innovation Spaces” (Session 3 of 6) describes a process for sharing knowledge and insights within your organization as you “turn outward” toward your community.
“Partner Selection and Managing Relationships” (Session 4 of 6) covers the process of developing strategic partnerships — deciding whom you want to “run with” to create impact in the community — and keeping those relationships productive and healthy.
“Calibrating Community Conditions” (Session 5 of 6) describes the first step in moving from public knowledge to action. Topics include identifying your community’s “stage” — its readiness for and receptivity to change — and determining a course to meet your community “where it’s at.”
Featuring interviews with Harwood Institute founder Rich Harwood and individuals who have utilized the “turning outward” approach, “Sweet Spot of Public Life” (Session 6 of 6) discusses making strategic choices for action and building and sustaining momentum.
This webinar explores how to effectively use the conversation guide "How Librarians and Libraries Can Lead Community Conversations for Change." This webinar provides concrete suggestions for hosting community conversations as well as opportunities to ask questions about how to move from conversation to action as part of the engagement work of libraries.