Core Webinar: Building Capacity for Community-led Planning

For Immediate Release
Mon, 09/20/2021


Julie Reese

Director of Leadership and Learning

Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures

CHICAGO—To live out our core values of equity, diversity and inclusion, libraries are seeking 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. However, it can also be 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. By the end of the program, 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.

Building Capacity for Community-led Planning
Live Webinar: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00pm CT
Presenter: Dr. Audrey Barbakoff, Community Engagement and Economic Development Manager, King County Library System, King County, Washington

Registration Fees: 

$43 - Core Member
$59 - Non-member
$129 - Groups
Free for Student Members

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session for later viewing at their convenience.

Register online or by phone at 1-800-545-2433 (press 1 to reach our customer service representatives).

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