Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) — an initiative of the American Library Association — seeks to strengthen librarians’ roles as core community leaders and change-agents.
The initiative addresses a critical need within the library field by developing and distributing new tools, resources and support for librarians to engage with their communities in new ways.
LTC helps libraries become more reflective of and connected to their communities and achieve a domino effect of positive results, including stronger relationships with local civic agencies, non-profits, funders and corporations, and
greater community investment in civility, collaboration, education, health and well-being. ALA also hopes to shift public discourse away from past themes about libraries in crisis and toward talk of libraries as agents of positive community change
LTC is made possible through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Communities have challenges. Libraries can help.
Libraries Transforming Communities In the News
Libraries evolve beyond books, media, Las Vegas Review-Journal-Jul 12, 2014
Librarians are becoming affordable housing advocates, Washington Post June 26, 2014
A New Way of Looking at Public Library Engagement in America , American Libraries June 10, 2014
Beyond Books: Libraries Lend Fishing Poles, Pans And People , NPR Aug. 13, 2013 Media Contact: Macey Morales, Media Relations Manager, 312-280-4393, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Beyond Books: Libraries Lend Fishing Poles, Pans And People , NPR Aug. 13, 2013
Media Contact: Macey Morales, Media Relations Manager, 312-280-4393, email@example.com .