The public library of the future doesn’t stand apart from the community. It is engaged.
In a recent ICMA survey in partnership with the Aspen Institute and the Public Library Association, results showed that there are plenty of opportunities where local governments and public libraries can come together to address issues in the communities they serve. To help jurisdictions align library services with community priorities, the Aspen Institute developed an Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library .
Join Amy Garmer, director of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, and Brevard, North Carolina in a webinar to discuss successful strategies and innovations and learn how to position the public library as an essential tool for community engagement.
You and your staff will discuss:
* A case study of the Action Guide as implemented in one North Carolina community
* The tools and processes of the Action Guide, including the three pathways (Learning, Leading, Implementing) and activities focused on a strengths-based approach to community development.
* Techniques and models for engaging a broad cross-section of community stakeholders to help define a vision for the library that aligns with the vision for the community, and to shape the activities that will help you get there
* Understand how to synthesize information and data from many sources into a well-organized plan with clear, measurable goals for the library and community
* Be able to identify contacts and resources for further information