How well do you know your community? Turning Outward, a powerful community engagement approach created by The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, teaches libraries how to tackle community challenges and lead change through a step-by-step approach: bringing people together, asking questions, building partnerships and taking action to lead positive change. Join Rich Harwood, founder of the Harwood Institute, and three public libraries – members of ALA’s Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort – that have used the approach for the past two years to better understand and transform their communities. You will leave inspired to tackle some of your community’s most pressing challenges and armed with the resources to get started.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Community Relationships
Interests: Community Engagement, Transforming Libraries
Type of Library: Public
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Mary Davis Fournier
Deputy Director, Public Programs Office, American Library Association
ALA Public Programs Office
president and founder
The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation
Red Hook (N.Y.) Public Library
RDF Consulting and former community engagement director at Hartford Public Library
Spokane County (Wash.) Library District