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Discussion ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year--Call for Nominations

by Nancy Kranich on Mon, Nov 21, 2016 at 04:14 pm

Do you know the next ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year winner? 

ACRL is now accepting nominations for the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

The award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, comes with a plaque and a $5,000 award. 

Do you know the next ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year winner? 

ACRL is now accepting nominations for the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

The award, sponsored by YBP Library Services, comes with a plaque and a $5,000 award. 

Electronic submissions are required. Applicants must submit a nomination formand supporting documents via email to Chase Ollis, collis@ala.org. The nomination form must be completed in its entirety.

Nominations must be received by December 2, 2016, to receive full consideration.

For more information about the criteria and nomination process visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/acrllibrarian or see the attached flyer.  For questions, contact ACRL staff liaison, Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org, or committee chair, Mike Courtney at micourtn@indiana.edu.

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Discussion ALA awarded IMLS grant to offer free community engagement training for libraries

by Sarah Ostman (staff) on Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 01:50 pm

http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2016/09/ala-awarded-imls-grant-of...

 

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office has been awarded $243,922 by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program for a two-year professional development project that will train library professionals in community leadership techniques like coalition-building and dialogue facilitation.

Through Libraries Transform: Community Engagement Models for Change, ALA will offer a series of web-based and in-person workshops, all free of charge for participants and specially designed for public and academic libraries.

ALA will partner with several change-making leaders — such as the National Coalition on Dialogue and Deliberation (NCDD), Everyday Democracy, National Issues Forum and World Café — to develop and lead the trainings. Courses will be customized to meet the needs of various library types and sizes: small, medium-sized and rural public libraries; large public library systems; and academic libraries.

Library professionals serving small and rural communities will be invited to apply for 25 scholarships to defray the cost of travel and lodging for in-person workshops.

Through a partnership with ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries, all participants will receive digital badges in recognition of their participation.

More information, including a training schedule and application instructions for in-person sessions, will be announced in the coming months. To be informed as details become available, sign up for ALA’s Programming Librarian newsletter.

Libraries Transform: Community Engagement Models for Change is based on the idea that libraries have a unique capacity to support healthy, sustainable communities.

“In today’s changing library landscape, it is increasingly clear that skills like facilitation and consensus-building are vital competencies for library professionals,” said ALA President Julie Todaro. “ALA has been a champion of community engagement work for years, and we’re excited that this IMLS support will provide libraries and librarians even more resources to aid them in this important work.”

In 2014 and 2015, ALA completed Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC), a two-year project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that introduced hundreds of libraries to the “Turning Outward” approach, a set of community engagement techniques created by The Harwood Institute for Public Engagement. Libraries Transform: Community Engagement Models for Change will expand upon that work by offering library-focused training and resources about a variety of models so libraries can select those that best suit their needs.

Like the resources developed through LTC, all materials created for Libraries Transform: Community Engagement Models for Change will be available online for all libraries, free of charge.

About the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow IMLS on Facebook and Twitter.

About the American Library Association (ALA)

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 57,000 members in academic, public, school, government, and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

About the ALA Public Programs Office

ALA’s Public Programs Office provides leadership, resources, training and networking opportunities that help thousands of library professionals nationwide develop and host cultural programs for adult, young adult and family audiences. The mission of the ALA Public Programs Office is to promote cultural programming as an essential part of library service in all types of libraries. For programming ideas, professional development and grant opportunities, on-demand online courses and other free resources, visit www.programminglibrarian.org.

About the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD)

NCDD is an active U.S.-based network of 2,300 innovators who bring people together across divides to discuss, decide and act together on today's toughest challenges. We serve as a gathering place, a resource center, a news source and a facilitative leader for an active community of practice centered around the practices of dialogue and deliberation. Our online Resource Center at www.ncdd.org/rc connects people to 3,000 resources on group process and public engagement, and more than 38,000 people are subscribed to our monthly email updates. Our biennial national conferences are well-loved, high-energy events that bring together those who are committed to finding innovative ways to convene people to address seemingly intractable problems. To learn more or get involved, visit www.ncdd.org.

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Discussion The Conversation Continues @ your library--Archived Webinars and Downloads

by Nancy Kranich on Sat, Sep 24, 2016 at 04:17 pm

 ALA Center for Civic Life

 The Conversation Continues @ your library

The Place Where Democracy Happens 

WEBINAR SERIES RECORDED 2012 - 2014 

 ALA Center for Civic Life

 The Conversation Continues @ your library

The Place Where Democracy Happens 

WEBINAR SERIES RECORDED 2012 - 2014 

Naming and Framing Public Issues

 

Archived Sessions @

http://www.programminglibrarian.org/learn/conveningmoderating-forums-you...

 

Hosting Public Issues Forums @ your library (4 Part Series)      

 1. Getting Started: An Introduction to Convening Forums @ your library

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

 

2. Moderating Forums @ your library--Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

 

3. Practicing Moderating @ your library

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

 

4. Convening Forums @ your library--Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

 

5. Guides for Community Discussions: National Issues Forums (NIF) and Others

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

 

 6. Naming and Framing Public Issues--Beyond Deadlock: A Better Way to Talk about Difficult Issues

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 

7. Naming and Framing Public Issues--Tools for Naming and Framing Public Issues

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

 

Downloadable resources below

For More Information, contact: Carolyn Caywood, cacaywood@cox.net; Nancy Kranich, nancy.kranich@rutgers.edu; Sarah Ostman, sostman@ala.org

The American Library Association’s Center for Civic Life, launched in 2010 with the Kettering Foundation, promotes community engagement and fosters public deliberation through libraries. The Center is building the capacity of libraries and librarians to help citizens engage in the civic life of their communities.

 

 

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Discussion Libraries Foster Community Engagement MIG Meeting, ALA 2016 Annual--Orlando, Sunday, June 26, 8:30 am Hyatt Bayhill 31 & 32

by Nancy Kranich on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 at 03:19 pm

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

2016 ALA Annual Conference – Orlando, FL

Sunday, June 26, 8:30 - 10:00 am

HYATT Regency Orlando, Bayhill 31 & 32

 

  AGENDA

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

2016 ALA Annual Conference – Orlando, FL

Sunday, June 26, 8:30 - 10:00 am

HYATT Regency Orlando, Bayhill 31 & 32

 

  AGENDA

  1. Tragedy in Orlando—Dialogue Through Libraries
  2. LTC Library Innovators Cohort Case Studies and Final Report
  3. Libraries Learning Research Exchange with the Kettering Foundation around the Kettering 6 Democratic Practices
  4. Community/Civic Engagement Activities Around the Country

(Send Other Suggestions to Nancy Kranich nancy.kranich@rutgers.edu)

Join Us. Bring Your Colleagues

Related Meetings of Interest

  • Saturday, June 25, 1:00 – 2:30, Way to Innovate: How Three Libraries Turned Outward to Lead Change (and You Can, Too), with Rich Harwood and LTC Cohort members, OCCC, W304 G-H
  • Saturday, June 25, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Library of the Future – Learning with Gensler’s Approach to Community Engagement, HYATT, Plaza BR G
  • Sunday, June 26, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Planting the Seeds: Libraries and Librarians as Change Agents for Sustainability Within Their Communities, OCCC, W103B
  • Sunday, June 26, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, The Power of Partnerships: Library as Leader in Local Collaborations, OCCC, W102B
  • Sunday, June 26, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM, Conversation Starter: Social Justice in our Library: Changing Roles of Academic, Public, and Special Librarians as Community Advocates and Supporters, OCCC, W414CD
  • Sunday, June 26, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Library of the Future – Learning with the Harry Potter Alliance, HYATT Regency Orlando, Plaza BR G
  • Monday, June 27, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, Teaching Civics in the School Library, OCCC, W102A
  • Monday, June 27, 11:40 AM - 11:45 AM. Designing Successful Online Communities to Connect Libraries with Users, OCCC, W414CD

 

Follow the ALA Center for Civic Life

Blog: http://discuss.ala.org/civicengagement/

ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/64933

Subscribe to ALA's Civic Engagement deliberate listserv: deliberate@lists.ala.org

Learn to convene and moderate deliberative forums at: http://www.programminglibrarian.org/find?keys=%22center+for+civic+life%22

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Discussion Libraries Transforming Communities case studies released

by Sarah Ostman (staff) on Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 11:30 am

Results of community engagement initiative shared in ALA’s Libraries Transforming Communities case studies

The American Library Association (ALA) has released five case studies detailing the experiences of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort, a group of public libraries that spent 18 months engaging their communities and taking a leadership role in driving community change.

Results of community engagement initiative shared in ALA’s Libraries Transforming Communities case studies

The American Library Association (ALA) has released five case studies detailing the experiences of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort, a group of public libraries that spent 18 months engaging their communities and taking a leadership role in driving community change.

The cohort, selected in 2014 through a competitive, peer-reviewed application process, is part of ALA’s LTC initiative, a national plan to help librarians strengthen their role as core community leaders and change-agents.

View the reports and comment online at www.ala.org/LTC. Download the complete set of case studies here [PDF].

The case studies describe the experiences, accomplishments and challenges as a range of libraries — from tiny Red Hook (N.Y.) Public Library to massive Los Angeles Public Library system — learned a new community engagement approach and began using it in their communities. The approach, known as Turning Outward, was created by The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, ALA’s partner in the LTC initiative.

The ALA-Harwood Institute partnership is based on the idea that libraries, by virtue of their trusted position in their communities, are uniquely suited to help solve challenges of all types, from illiteracy to drug epidemics to distrust in government.

“The old model of libraries is not working anymore,” said Patrick Roewe, deputy director of the Spokane County Library District and LTC cohort member. “What was really critical about Libraries Transforming Communities is it gave us a path to follow that was more intentional … . It took some of the guesswork out of the approach.”

The Turning Outward approach involves asking the right questions to find out what community members really wants, and bringing together the right teams to help make those aspirations a reality. Libraries around the country are using the approach to better understand their communities and bring about positive change.

The training materials used by the cohort — including webinars, conversation facilitation guides, and worksheets designed for both individual and team use — are available, free of charge, at www.ala.org/LTC. The website also includes stories from five other cohort libraries: Know County (Ind.) Public Library, San Jose (Calif.) Public Library, Springfield (Mass.) City Library, Suffolk (Va.) Public Library and Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Public Library.

For information about in-person workshops and conference sessions about LTC and the Turning Outward approach, visit www.ala.org/LTC/training.

About the American Library Association

The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world, with approximately 55,000 members in academic, public, school, government and special libraries. The mission of the American Library Association is to provide leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

About The Harwood Institute

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation is a national nonprofit organization based in Bethesda, Md., that teaches and coaches people and organizations to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together. The institute is guided by Richard C. Harwood, whose transformational work during the past 25 years has spread to thousands of communities nationally and worldwide, from small towns to large cities.

 

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Discussion Libraries Foster Community Engagement MIG Meeting, Sunday, January 10, 8:30 am, BCEC 157C

by Nancy Kranich on Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 02:59 am

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

2016 ALA Midwinter Conference – Boston, MA

Sunday, January 10, 8:30 - 10:00 am

Boston Convention Center 157C

 

  AGENDA

Libraries Foster Community Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

2016 ALA Midwinter Conference – Boston, MA

Sunday, January 10, 8:30 - 10:00 am

Boston Convention Center 157C

 

  AGENDA

  1. Harwood Institute,/ALA Partnership Community of Practice—LTC Library Innovators Cohort funded by the Gates Foundation; and link to new Libraries Transform Communities Resources
  2. Libraries Learning Research Exchange with the Kettering Foundation around the Kettering 6 Democratic Practices
  3. Community/Civic Engagement Activities Around the Country

(Send Other Suggestions to Nancy Kranich nancy.kranich@rutgers.edu)

Join Us. Bring Your Colleagues

 

Related Meetings of Interest

 

  • Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 8:30 am, 10:30 am; 1:00 pm; 3:00 pm Kitchen Table Community Conversations,  Westin Adams Room  (1½ hour conversations). Click on to facilitate, record, and/or join the conversations.

 

Follow the ALA Center for Civic Life

Blog: http://discuss.ala.org/civicengagement/

ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/64933

Subscribe to ALA's Civic Engagement listserv: 

Go to: http://lists.ala.org/sympa

            Search for "deliberate" 

            Click on "deliberate@lists.ala.org"

            Click on "Subscribe" 

Meet with colleagues at the ALA Libraries Foster Community Engagement Membership Initiative Group (MIG) at ALA conferences

Subscribe to Programming Librarian: http://www.programminglibrarian.org/about/get-our-enewsletter

Learn to convene and moderate deliberative forums at: http://www.programminglibrarian.org/find?keys=%22center+for+civic+life%22

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Libraries Foster Community Engagement provides an ALA organizational home for members interested in the work of library-led community engagement. It is a community of practice where participants share experiences facilitating public forums, fostering community and civic engagement, and leading change in communities. Participants also hear about professional development opportunities and library experiences related to convening, dialogue facilitation, forum moderation, deliberative dialogue and local partnerships to help communities understand issues of concern and solve problems together.

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