Annual Conference Session
ALA Unit/Subunit: PPO
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Is your library meeting the needs of your community and helping it reach its potential? If your answer is “no” or “I’m not sure,” it may be helpful to step back and find out what your community members really want. The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation’s approach to community change – called Turning Outward – can help you bring renewed focus to your work and create positive impact in your community. In this session, a representative from the Harwood Institute will explain the practice of Turning Outward, and librarians from academic and public libraries who have used the process will share how it has impacted their work. Session attendees will have the opportunity to do hands-on group work with the Turning Outward tools, which are available to libraries, free of charge, through ALA’s Libraries Transforming Communities initiative. Attendees experienced with the Turning Outward approach will also be able to network in small groups. To learn more, visit ala.org/LTC-turnoutward.