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by Nancy Kranich on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 05:42 pm

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Discussion Librarians as change agents: PLA conference sessions to teach public librarians to 'Turn Outward'

by Brian Russell (staff) on Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 03:22 pm

CHICAGO — All communities have challenges. Public librarians are uniquely positioned to help conquer them — given the right tools.

The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, will offer a series of sessions at the PLA 2014 Conference that will help librarians leverage their trusted position in the community to engage people on issues that matter.

The PLA 2014 Conference will take place March 11-15 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

CHICAGO — All communities have challenges. Public librarians are uniquely positioned to help conquer them — given the right tools.

The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, will offer a series of sessions at the PLA 2014 Conference that will help librarians leverage their trusted position in the community to engage people on issues that matter.

The PLA 2014 Conference will take place March 11-15 at the Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The four-part “Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community” series is based on the Harwood Institute’s  practice of  “turning outward,” which emphasizes shifting the institutional and professional orientation of libraries and librarians from internal to external.

  • “Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Aspirations” (10:45 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 13) will help librarians focus on community aspirations, identify next steps for change and create an aspirations-based story for their community as a starting point for library action.
  • “Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Turn Quiz” (2 to 3:15 p.m. Thursday, March 13) will introduce librarians to the “Turn Quiz” tool, enabling them to assess the focus of their efforts in the community as they shift their orientation from internal to external. 
  • “Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Intentionality” (10:45 a.m. to noon Friday, March 14) will enable participants to test the external orientation and mindfulness of their community engagement choices and decisions.
  • “Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Sustaining Yourself” (2 to 3:15 p.m. Friday, March 14) will help librarians personally map the components that feed their motivation and commitment for community work.

All sessions will be led by Harwood Institute educators in Indiana Convention Center room 137-139.

The Harwood Institute’s unique model also serves as the basis for Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC), a groundbreaking initiative promoting a vision of librarians as change agents. Applications are now being accepted for the LTC Public Innovators Cohort, an 18-month, team-based professional development opportunity for public libraries, developed by ALA and the Harwood Institute. The initiative is made possible through a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The biennial PLA conference is the premier professional development event for public librarians, public library workers, trustees, vendors and others with an interest in public libraries. The 2014 event will feature more than 150 educational programs, author events and nearly 400 exhibiting companies.

Register for the PLA 2014 Conference.

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Sarah Ostman

Communications Manager

ALA Public Programs Office (PPO)

sostman@ala.org

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Discussion The name on this Connect group is changing, but its goals remain the same:

by Brian Russell (staff) on Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 04:33 pm

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.

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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Discussion Upcoming information session about LTC Public Innovator Cohort grant

by Brian Russell (staff) on Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 04:17 pm

The Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort is an 18-month, team-based professional development opportunity for public libraries, developed by ALA and the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. On February 12, 2014 interested applicants can have their questions about the project—and the application process—answered in a free learning session from 1:00pm-2:00pm CST. To register, visit: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e609rkm1qx6/event/registration.html .

The Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort is an 18-month, team-based professional development opportunity for public libraries, developed by ALA and the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. On February 12, 2014 interested applicants can have their questions about the project—and the application process—answered in a free learning session from 1:00pm-2:00pm CST. To register, visit: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e609rkm1qx6/event/registration.html . Space is limited to the first 100 registrants.

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Discussion Libraries Foster Civic Engagement Membership Initiative Group Meeting, Sunday, January 26, 10:30 am, PCC 107A

by Nancy Kranich on Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Libraries Foster Civic Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

 2014 ALA Midwinter Conference – Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 10:30 - 11:30 am, PCC, 107A

  

AGENDA

Libraries Foster Civic Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

 2014 ALA Midwinter Conference – Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, January 26, 2014, 10:30 - 11:30 am, PCC, 107A

  

AGENDA

  1. Youth Engagement and Libraries, Andrew Slack and Mat Maggiacomo, Harry Potter Alliance
  2. Harwood Institute,/ALA Partnership
  3. 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

 

Follow the ALACenter for Civic Life

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

Libraries Foster Civic Engagement ALA Connect Site: 

http://connect.ala.org/node/64933 

Subscribe to ALA's Civic Engagement listserv: http://lists.ala.org/wws

Subscribe to Programming Librarian: 

http://www.programminglibrarian.org/newsletter_signup.html#.TywteyNaNqE

Fill out the Libraries and Civic Engagement survey at 

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LibraryCivicEngagement

View our Libraries and Civic Engagement Geo Map: 

http://batchgeo.com/map/4776ad2baf99af04000fa4e647599df0 

Learn to convene and moderate forums at:  

http://www.programminglibrarian.org/civic-engagement.html#.UHMc5vl279o

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Discussion Libraries Foster Civic Engagement Membership Initiative Group Meeting, Sunday, January 26, 10:30 am

by Nancy Kranich on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 04:48 pm

The Libraries Foster Civic Engagement Membership Initiative Group will meet at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia on Sunday, January 26th at 10:30 am in Room 107A of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  We are hoping to discuss youth engagement and host some of the Harry Potter Alliance staff in conjunction with Andrew Slack, their founder, who is the President's Program speaker at 3:30 that afternoon--PCC Grand Ballroom A.  Hope to see you there!

The Libraries Foster Civic Engagement Membership Initiative Group will meet at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia on Sunday, January 26th at 10:30 am in Room 107A of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  We are hoping to discuss youth engagement and host some of the Harry Potter Alliance staff in conjunction with Andrew Slack, their founder, who is the President's Program speaker at 3:30 that afternoon--PCC Grand Ballroom A.  Hope to see you there!

We'll send out reminders closer to the conference.  Have a good Thanksgiving.

Best,

Nancy Kranich

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Discussion Hosting Public Forums @ your library--Archived Webinars and Downloads

by Nancy Kranich on Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 05:30 pm

 ALA Center for Civic Life

 Announces

 The Conversation Continues:

Hosting Public Issues Forums @ your library

The Place Where Democracy Happens 

 Learn to convene and moderate community discussions in

 ALA Center for Civic Life

 Announces

 The Conversation Continues:

Hosting Public Issues Forums @ your library

The Place Where Democracy Happens 

 Learn to convene and moderate community discussions in

4 free monthly online workshops presented through ProgrammingLibrarian.org with support from the ALA Cultural Communities Fund.

Webinar #1

Getting Started

An Introduction to Convening Forums @ your library

Tuesday, February 28

Now archived at:

http://www.programminglibrarian.org/online-learning/online-learning-archive.html#.T1E-8MxaNqFO

 Webinar #2

Moderating Forums @ your library--Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday, March 27, 4:00-5:00 EST; 3:00 – 4:00 CST; 1:00 – 2:00 PST

Now Archived at:  

http://programminglibrarian.adobeconnect.com/p7vm2a6q229/

 Webinar # 3

Practicing Moderating @ your library

Tuesday, April 24

Now Archived at

https://programminglibrarian.adobeconnect.com/_a840580820/p9jvfhpjt4l/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

 Webinar #4

Convening Forums @ your library--Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday, May 22

Now Archived at: 

https://programminglibrarian.adobeconnect.com/_a840580820/p89siln7ufm/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

Webinar #5

Guides for Community Discussions:

National Issues Forums (NIF) and Others

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT; 3:00 – 4:00 pm CDT; 1:00 – 2:00 PDT

Registration

 Downloadable resources below

For More Information, contact: Carolyn Caywood, cacaywood@cox.net; Nancy Kranich, nancy.kranich@rutgers.edu; Angela Hanshaw, ahanshaw@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 Survey Finds Public Reluctance To Serve In Government, Strong Interest In Community Service

by Nancy Kranich on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 02:56 pm

Survey Finds Public Reluctance To Serve In Government, Strong Interest In Community Service

Survey Finds Public Reluctance To Serve In Government, Strong Interest In Community Service

PHILADELPHIA, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Commission on Political Reform and USA TODAY released a new national poll yesterday that shows Americans are interested in participating in public service, but are reluctant to run for and serve in public office.  The poll, conducted by the bipartisan team of Whit Ayres and Mark Mellman for BPC and USA TODAY, was released as part of the commission's second National Conversation on American Unity, a town hall meeting.  View more about the poll here......

See full press release at: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-commission-on-political-reform-releases-new-poll-on-american-attitudes-toward-public-and-community-service-at-national-town-meeting-216679681.html

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Discussion Libraries Foster Civic Engagement MIG Meeting, Sunday, June 30, 2013, 10:30 - 11:30 am, McCormick Place S504d

by Nancy Kranich on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Libraries Foster Civic Engagement

Libraries Foster Civic Engagement

Membership Initiative Group  

 2013 ALA Annual Conference – Chicago, IL

Sunday, June 30, 2013, 10:30 - 11:30 am

McCormick Place Convention Center, S504d

  

AGENDA

1. Harwood Institute,/ALA Promise of Libraries

2. Creating Community Solutions National Dialogue on Mental Health

3. Civic Engagement Activities Around the Country

 

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

 

Join Us. Bring Your Colleagues

 

Related Meetings of Interest

 

  • iday 6/28, 1:00-3:30pm  – The Friday Conversation – Gun Violence: Community Voices and Library Responses  -- McCormick Place S105a-c
  • Saturday 6/29, 8:30-10:00am – The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities: A Presidential Initiative Update – McCormick Place S105a-c 
  • Saturday 6/29. 1:00-2:30pm – Community Engagement Conversation: Advancing Library-led Community Engagement – Hyatt Regency McCormick Grant Park 12A-D
  • Sunday, 6/30, 1:00-2:30pm – EMIERT Immigrant Civic Engagement: An IMLS National Leadership Demonstration Project.  Hartford (CT) Public Library civic engagement efforts with the Welcoming America program-- McCormick Place N138
  • Saturday June 29 and running through Monday July 1:  8:30-10:00am, 10:30-noon, 1:00-2:30pm, 3:00-4:30pm.—Hyatt Regency McCormick Suite 5. Community Conversations with ALA members.  Contact Mary Ghikas at mghikas@ala.org.

 

Follow the ALACenter for Civic Life 

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

Libraries Foster Civic Engagement ALA Connect Site: 

http://connect.ala.org/node/64933 

Subscribe to ALA's Civic Engagement listserv: http://lists.ala.org/wws

Subscribe to Programming Librarian: 

http://www.programminglibrarian.org/newsletter_signup.html#.TywteyNaNqE

Fill out the Libraries and Civic Engagement survey at 

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LibraryCivicEngagement

View our Libraries and Civic Engagement Geo Map: 

http://batchgeo.com/map/4776ad2baf99af04000fa4e647599df0 

Learn to convene and moderate forums at:  

http://www.programminglibrarian.org/civic-engagement.html#.UHMc5vl279o

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by Carolyn Caywood on Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 03:52 pm

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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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