Dr. Audrey Barbakoff is the founder and CEO of Co/Lab Capacity, which offers community centered consulting to libraries and other social impact organizations. She has more than a decade of experience as a librarian, manager, and leader in public libraries. Dr. Barbakoff is the author of Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults and the forthcoming book Twelve Steps to a Community-Led Library.
Children’s library programs are among the most vibrant and beloved library services. They connect kids and families; support literacy, academic achievement, and career exploration; and help close opportunity gaps—plus, they’re... read more →
Do you see yourself as a natural marketer or politician? For many librarians, the answer is a resounding “no.” That’s understandable. Most MLIS programs don’t teach graphic design or copywriting.... read more →