Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model
Explore the SOAR model as a strategy for developing asset-oriented initiatives as a step toward developing a more community-centered library.
Community-centered libraries engage staff in promoting and supporting positive change in their local communities. However, the steps for authentically engaging the community in problem-solving are often unclear. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model and learn how to use it as a facilitation tool for conducting meetings with their library communities. The role of digital programming as a SOAR response to the challenges of COVID-19 will be explored, with presenters and participants alike sharing their successes and challenges.
This webinar is part 3 of a series on community-centered libraries made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
- Sarah Giskin, Community Initiatives Specialist, Andorra Library, Free Library of Philadelphia
- Becky Shaknovich, Department Head, Central Children's Department and Field Teen Center, Free Library of Philadelphia
- Suzin Weber, Tacony Neighborhood Library Branch Manager, Free Library of Philadelphia
- Shahadah Abdul-Rashid, Community Initiatives Specialist, Fishtown Community Library, Free Library of Philadelphia
- Lynn Williamson, Chief, Neighborhood Library Services Division, Free Library of Philadelphia
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- About the Community-Centered Libraries project
- Community-Centered Libraries blog series from Free Library of Philadelphia
- Aspen Institute 2014 report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries
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