Like many libraries across the nation, the Free Library of Philadelphia is undergoing a paradigm shift. Their extensive collections offer boundless discoveries, but increasingly their focus is not only on what is housed within their walls and on their servers, but how they are engaging with their communities. To address this shift and support staff, the Free Library of Philadelphia created the Skills for Community-Centered Libraries curriculum to train library staff.
WebJunction is partnering with the Free Library of Philadelphia on a series of webinars highlighting facets of the curriculum, and featuring staff reflections on their learning, and the impacts on their professional practices. This includes the emphasis on community engagement for their communities as defined by their communities. Learn more and register for one or all webinars in the Community-Centered Libraries webinar series.