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Public library staff in small, mid-sized or rural communities are invited to FREE learning series on dialogue and deliberation facilitation The American Library Association (ALA), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)...

Glenn R. Miller

I’m very pleased to announce that the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) has engaged The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation (Bethesda, MD) to help us create a more vibrant, outward-looking culture among Pennsylvania’s public libraries. The intent of the Turning Outward...

Community Engagement

ALA is offering FREE training sessions, presentations and online learning sessions for your library to learn how it can facilitate important conversations and lead change in your community. Series 1: For libraries serving large and/or urban communities (World Cafe, Everyday Democracy)...

Brianna Crum

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Beth Milanak

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Lauren Smyth

This is part of a series of Session Notes from grantees who have received Professional Development grants from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. Each grantee will share their professional development experience and include tips and other resources from the workshop or class....

Consider applying for a Professional Development Grant to attend a training session, presentation or online learning session about Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) and the Turning Outward approach. Libraries Transforming Communities meets the Community Engagement priority...

ALA has released a FREE, six-part online course designed to help libraries strengthen their role as core community leaders and work with residents to bring about positive change. Led by educators from the Harwood Institute, the webinars explain, step by step, how to use the “turning...