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ALA Offers Facilitation Skills for Small and Rural Libraries

ALA is offering a new learning series, Libraries Transforming Communities: Facilitation Skills for Small and Rural Libraries.  The series will help library workers develop facilitation skills to engage with their communities.

The project includes a suite of facilitation resources in 2020, including:

  • A five-part asynchronous online course, open to all library workers, FREE of charge. Sign up to be notified when each course module is available.
  • In-person training at the 2020 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago with follow-up coaching support; space is limited. Registration and travel stipends will be granted through a competitive, peer-reviewed application process. Apply now.
  • A step-by-step facilitation guide.

The online course, in-person workshop and coaching support are open to library employees who work in small/rural communities — i.e., communities outside of U.S. Census-defined urban areas that have a legal service area population of 25,000 or less, in accordance with the Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) definitions.

Learn more.

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