Libraries Transform

Libraries Transforming Communities
Website: American Library Association
Major sections include Community Engagement around the World; Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change; Learning to Lead Conversations Online; Transforming Communities: Turning Outward; and What is Community Engagement?  Special sections focus on large public libraries, academic libraries, and mid-sized, small and rural libraries.

5 Ways That Libraries Transform
Article: Sage Publishing
Staff members share their thoughts on how libraries impact lives during 2016 National Library Week.

Communities have challenges. Libraries can help: a Step-By-Step Guide to “Turning Outward” to Your Community
Workbook: American Library Association, Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, Public Library Association
This workbook was developed by the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. Learn how to strengthen your library ties within the local community. Sections on aspirations, intentionality, engagement paths, and the 3 a’s of public life include guides, worksheets, and facilitators’ guides. The Community Conversations section could also function as facilitator basic training for library staff.

ilovelibraries: Libraries Transform: An initiative of the American Library Association
Website: American Library Association
The Libraries Transform page has access to case studies, toolkits, trends, and ways you can get involved.

Libraries Transformed
PDF: OCLC Regional Americas Council Meeting, October 2017
Four presenters from ALA, Baltimore County Library, Rio Rancho Public Libraries, and Queens Public Library share how their programs and services transform lives.