Outreach

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The Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) offers paid, summer-long internships to high school students at their local public library. Through III, students from diverse backgrounds are introduced to careers in librarianship, library mentors practice leadership skills, and host libraries grow new audiences through outreach and programming. Any public library in the U.S. is welcome to apply. Applications for the Summer 2020 cohort will be accepted from January 6–February 3, 2020. Is your library interested in applying to be a part of the 2020 cohort?
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An easy-to-understand overview of accessibility software/online programs, (free) adapted book sites, and assistive technology aids (adaptive mice, etc.) for youth of all abilities, including an overview of current apps geared to developing vital skills. Participants will also learn about adaptive technology for babies and toddlers that will make your play programs more inclusive of children with mobile disabilities.
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What could be wrong with traditional middle class principles such as hard work, achievement, self-sufficiency, and planning? The reality is that these dearly held values alienate many library customers and impede our ability to truly meet their needs. Pima County (Arizona) Public Library is successfully offering programs utilizing restorative practices for youth, community conversations for those experiencing homelessness, and expanded reference services for incarcerated individuals. Learn from our experiences around implementing radically inclusive programming.
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Trust and relationship building are at the core of community engagement. Trust in libraries blooms when we bring services outside of the library, build relationships with residents and organizations, and foster change agents by leveraging resident assets. Using a school district partnership, formation of a Latina/o community group, and development of library programming as case studies, the speaker will present strategies to connect your Latina/o communities. Presentation includes challenges, barriers, and successes.
Self-PacedeCourseAttendance Cert.
In this four-week course, librarian and gerontologist Fatima Perkins shares data-driven strategies that will help you assess the needs of the older population in your community and create impactful programs and services
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As part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, PLA is offering new resources for libraries to help more Americans participate in the Open Enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act. The deadline to enroll is December 15, 2018. What is your library doing to help? This free on-demand webinar helps public library staff plan for how they can promote the deadlines, educate their communities, find certified enrollment assistance, and support patrons’ efforts to enroll successfully.
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This session will emphasize how to initiate a large-scale program to bring together groups of people from different backgrounds and viewpoints to talk about an issue. Participants will learn how to utilize Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, which leads to a wide range of action and change efforts.
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Using NCDD’s Engagement Streams Framework, library professionals will learn to navigate the array of dialogue and deliberation approaches and make design choices that best fit their circumstance and resources.
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This introductory webinar will provide an overview of LTC: Models for Change. Participants will: Learn about the LTC: Models for Change initiative and ALA’s project partners. Gain information about how the series will help libraries to better engage with their specific communities.
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Join us to learn how public libraries serving large or urban communities may utilize the World Café method to create a living network of conversation around questions that matter.