Turning Outward: Libraries Transforming Communities

Amerikanska ALA har tillsammans med Harwood-institutet tagit fram tre verktyg för att kvalitetssäkra och utveckla folkbibliotekens utåtriktade arbete. Mycket är applicerabart på våra förhållanden!

Librarians Build Communities

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ALA and the Harwood Institute are pleased to release three new tools to help libraries “turn outward” and lead community change.

The new tools are designed for libraries that already have been putting the “turning outward” approach to use, or those that have attended a Harwood Institute training or orientation.

  • “Making It Stick with Staff” is a discussion guide to help libraries reflect on their changing outlook and make the “turning outward” approach part of their everyday work.
  • “Making Meaning of Data” helps libraries make sense of data about library usage and activity and use that information to create programs that better serves the community’s needs.
  • “Tracking Your Progress” provides a visual representation of the “turning outward” approach to help libraries visualize where they have been and where they are going next.

Libraries and library professionals around the country are using this approach to:

  • lead conversations with community members…

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