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Harwood Public Innovators Lab for Libraries will be held in St Louis October 9-11. Access Eventbrite for more information. An eight-week Harwood Virtual Public Innovators Lab begins on September 27.  Find additional information on this registration site. ...

Harwood Public Innovators Lab for Libraries will be in St. Louis, October 9-11. The intensive training is designed for library professionals, trustees, community partners and supporters looking to take their community engagement to the next level. Learn more at The Harwood Public...

Leslie Yoder

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....

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....

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....

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...

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,...