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Communities have challenges. Libraries can help.

 
 

Communities need libraries now more than ever. People are divided, but at the same time, they want to come together amidst their differences, find common ground, and solve problems together. As a neutral convener and one of the few widely trusted institutions, libraries can help make that happen.

That's why we've developed specialized training and coaching programs for library professionals to help develop more relevant programming, create more impact, and generate more public support. 

 
 

We've trained over 4,000 library professionals to help communities make the change they need.

 
 
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"By understanding our community, we can collaborate to solve problems and bring about positive change."

Heidi Daniel

President and CEO
The Enoch Pratt library (MD)

 

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"It's the pragmatic approach, not Utopian. You learn to set real expectations for your community."

Brian Dawson

Library Development Director
State Library Department of Education (PA)

 

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"We can be what people need. It's common sense, but sometimes you have to teach common sense."

Cindy Fesemyer

Director
Columbus Public Library (WI)

 

Upcoming Trainings

 

You're invited:
Free webinars for library professionals.


Webinar 1 — Securing Funding for Turning Outward — Mar 21, 2018

Webinar 2 — Creating More Effective Library Programs — June 27, 2018

Webinar 3 — Our Approach to Library Strategic Planning — Sep 12, 2018

Webinar 4 — Libraries and Authentic Community Engagement — Nov 07, 2018


 

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