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Check out some new classes from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). Click on the links below for more information or to register. Midday at the Oasis: Perspectives in Cultural Competence and Cultural Humility. [ https://nnlm.gov/class/midday-oasis-perspectives-cultural-competence-and…...

The first of three panel discussions on the topic of Community Needs for Library Services was held on February 25, 2015 at the Carlisle Area School District.  More than 90 people attended, including County Commissioners and Library System Board members.  Experts from the United...

The Knight Foundation’ s Prototype Fund deadline is February 16.  “The Fund provides $35,000 in funding for a six-month sprint where teams are encouraged to better understand the unmet needs of their community and project participants through design research, rough...

Public libraries and partners often look to local data to understand community needs and tailor support. The Opportunity Index “is an annual composite measure at the state and county levels of economic, educational, and civic factors that expand opportunities.” Dimensions...

Check out the Resources for Libraries provided by the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, ALA and PLA. The tools are designed to help libraries strengthen their role as community leaders. Included are worksheets and recorded webinars on assessing the community, community conversations,...