Building Capacity for Community-led Planning

Tuesday, 11/16/2021
  • 8:00 AM-9:00 AM (Eastern)
  • 7:00 AM-8:00 AM (Central)
  • 6:00 AM-7:00 AM (Mountain)
  • 5:00 AM-6:00 AM (Pacific)

To live out our core values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, libraries are seeking out ways to be more community-centered. Community-led planning is a method that can be used to create public programs and services that celebrate the strengths and interests of diverse communities. But it is also a big cultural shift for many libraries. In this webinar, library leaders will learn about an evidence-based process to build their library’s capacity to make this change.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  • be able to define community-led planning, and understand how it differs from community engagement, outreach, or promotion;
  • understand the twelve factors that influence libraries’ and librarians’ capacity for community-led work; and
  • be able to apply the three-phase Community-Led Capacity Building model to their own libraries.

Who Should Attend

Dr. Barbakoff’s research focuses on public libraries and public programs, but the lessons are applicable to libraries and services of many types because they focus on how to center the voice of underserved library users.


Dr. Audrey Barbakoff is the Community Engagement and Economic Development Manager at King County Library System. She leads a team of managers and coordinators who support adults throughout the county with information services, readers’ services, older adult services, Mobile services, and a wide variety programs. She strives to center community and equity in everything she does. Dr. Barbakoff is a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and the author of Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults (ALA Editions, 2016). Her ALA service includes terms as a past LLAMA board member, IFRT chair, co-chair of the Emerging Leaders program, and Councilor-at-Large. She holds an MLIS from the University of Washington and an Ed.D. in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California.







Participant ($USD)
Core Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual)       59
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.     129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

Complete the individual webinar online registration form. Sessions are listed by date and you must log in.


Complete the individual webinar online registration form. Sessions are listed by date and you must log in.


Contact us to register:

Call 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 to reach our customer service representatives or

Register by mail for the session you would like to attend. (If you receive an error message after clicking the "register by mail" link, right-click the link and save the form to your computer.)

Core Code of Conduct

Please review the Statement of Conduct before registering.

Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

Core webinars are presented through Zoom.




For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email

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