Engaging the Community More Fully in the Library – Creating Collaborative Partnerships in the Community

Date(s) - 10/13/2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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In the worst of all imaginable situations, libraries are little more than physical locations within a community; in the best of situations, libraries and library staff are key players in the process of engaging and working with community partners to meet community needs.

Join us for a hands-on discussion of how we can effectively develop, nurture, and sustain levels of engagement involving library staff and other community members working to achieve mutually beneficial goals that improve our communities.

Participants, by the time they leave the session, will:

  • Be able to cite at least three ways that successful partnerships are developed
  • Have at least three successful examples they can draw upon as they reach out to potential and current partners to define and work toward meeting community needs
  • Have begun determining at least two concrete steps they will take within a month to nurture engagement and collaboration designed to address specific community needs

Can’t attend the live event?  Register over here for access to the recording, made available within 7 days of the live webinar.

Instructor Bio ~ Paul Signorelli
Paul, co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed, served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-instructional designer-presenter-consultant. Much of his work involves fostering community and collaboration face-to-face and online through libraries, other learning organizations, and large-scale community-based projects including San Francisco’s Hidden Garden Steps project, which has its origins in a conversation that took place within a local branch library.

He remains active on New Media Consortium Horizon Report advisory boards/expert panels, in the Association for Talent Development (ATD–formerly the American Society for Training & Development ), and with the American Library Association; weaves marketing and public relations efforts into the strategic planning process; and remains a firm advocate of developing sustainable community partnerships that meet all partners’ needs.


Registration is closed for this event.