You want to plan ahead to serve your community, but you have endless possibilities and only finite resources. How do you know what options to choose? Whether you’re planning a single program, a system-wide strategic plan, or anything in between, using community-led planning techniques can set you up for outstanding success. Discover the results of new research into how libraries can become more equitably community-led. Then learn how to apply these concepts to create highly relevant, inclusive services for—and, more importantly, with—your community.

Join Dr. Audrey Barbakoff, experienced public library leader and founder of Co/Lab Capacity, for an hour-long discussion of how best to create community-led strategies for public library success.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What it means to be authentically community-led, and why this benefits your library and community.
  • How to apply evidence-based strategies from the CoLaB model to build your capacity for community-led planning.
  • Real-world examples of how libraries have used community-led planning for successful outcomes.

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Can’t attend? Register now, and you’ll be emailed a recording of the webinar, after the live session ends, to view at your convenience!

About Audrey Barbakoff:

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.

Plan for Success with Community-Led Strategies

March 18, 2022 @ 3:00 pm-March 18, 2022 @ 4:00 pm