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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If your heart starts to palpitate at the thought of writing a marketing plan, this on-demand webinar will help ease the pain. You’ll learn which steps in a marketing plan are critical to success and get to know the difference between marketing, promotion, publicity, outreach, and public relations so that you can clearly communicate your goals. Find out how to combine market research, a target audience, customized messages, and strategic outreach into a knockout plan, all while incorporating your library’s special brand and importance to the community.
Come learn about an exciting and unique program developed by staff at Worthington (Ohio) Libraries to impact an often forgotten segment of the community—those suffering from memory loss and Alzheimer’s. Working with a senior center program director, Erin Buerk and Erin Kelsey developed a special program to expose the center residents to new technology and stimulate their minds and memory by playing games on library iPads. The successful effort was a great way to interact with a wonderful segment of the community so deserving of fun and engagement.
The Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) leadership will look at how COVID-19 has affected library outreach programs as libraries continue to provide outreach services in a COVID-19 world, offering plans on implementing new innovative programs to meet the public need.
Want to engage school-age kids through exciting STEAM programming in your library but don’t know where to start? Three recipients of the Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grant are ready to share tips and tricks for partnering with others, selecting materials, outreach to build participation, measuring outcomes, and documenting success. Many libraries struggle with STEAM programming; this webinar will give you the confidence to start tomorrow.