Outreach

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Outreach meets community needs with both traditional and new services, in dynamic and changing environments. Whether providing services to those who can't come to the library, or reaching out to those who are underserved, library outreach and community engagement ensures equitable delivery of library services to all people.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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Seniors and Financial Scams: When Traditional Workshops Aren't Working

 News / Last Modified: 30 January 2019

Consumers lost a total of $905 million to fraud in 2017, according to the Federal Trade Commission's 2017 Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. The FTC fielded 1.1 million fraud reports last year, with fraudulent debt collection, identify theft, and i...

How Successful Libraries Thrive in Uncertain Times

 Webinar / Last Modified: 17 January 2019

This webinar explores the five characteristics that encourage positive results for library leaders in uncertain times, regardless of what the world throws their way.

2018 National Day of Racial Healing

 News / Last Modified: 09 January 2019

The National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) is an opportunity for people, organizations, and communities to call for racial healing, bring people together in their shared humanity and take action together to create a more just and equitable world.
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The Engaged and Embedded Library

 News / Last Modified: 19 December 2018

Civic engagement is not a new concept for libraries, which have long been active community hubs. However, in this age of library transformation, it is time to escalate the scale of community engagement. On one level, it is survival; it is also the na...

Delivering Literacy to Families through Stork Storytime

 News / Last Modified: 15 November 2018

Stork Storytime helps parents-to-be establish a daily reading routine before baby arrives. North Liberty Community Library developed the Stork Storytime Librarian Toolkit for other libraries to easily implement this innovative and impactful progr...

Small But Mighty Library Management and Innovation

 Webinar / Last Modified: 07 November 2018

In this webinar, learn how the Millvale Community Library addresses their community's food desert, uses clean energy, offers a tool-lending library, and more.

Next Chapter Book Club: Where Reading is for Everyone

 News / Last Modified: 10 October 2018

Through the Next Chapter Book Club, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are finding a unique opportunity to engage in literacy, socialize and hang out in a community setting - all through the power of books and reading. Program fa...