Learn about an exciting new partnership implemented by Operation Warm (a national non-profit) and public libraries all across the United States. A Warm Welcome to the Library is a collaborative event designed to introduce under-served and low-income community residents to everything your local library has to offer. Speakers will share their recent PLA conference presentation on program origins, the results of a three-year pilot program at 50 sites, and a toolkit for implementations. A library professional from the Baltimore program site will also share her firsthand experiences and lessons learned. This webinar aligns with the pathway for Data-Driven Leaders in PLA’s Theory of Change for Professional Development. To learn more, please visit www.ala.org/pla/education/theoryofchange.


Original broadcast July 14, 2020 


Allison Price, Director of Development
Ms. Price oversees granting, library community outreach and data analysis at Operation Warm. Her experience includes serving as an administrator for 13 years in New England and Mid-Atlantic area schools. She has degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University, with a focus on school leadership and parent-school-community partnerships. She has done collaborative work with organizations such as The Steppingstone Foundation, Breakthrough Manchester and New Jersey Seeds.

Heather Connolly, Vice President of Development and Community Partnerships.
In her role, Ms. Connolly works collaboratively to both fundraise and execute community coat giving across the country. Previously, Ms. Connolly spent 10 years working in various leadership roles with non-profit programs, including the YMCA of Greater Brandywine and Girls on the Run. She holds a BA in Economics and Politics from Wake Forest University.