American Library Association
Log Number: RE-17-19-0041-19
American Library Association's Public Programs Office (ALA PPO) will develop community engagement training materials specifically for small and rural communities. When library workers better understand and engage with their communities, libraries become stronger, more connected institutions, and library workers can more effectively support patrons and libraries. However, through evaluation of existing resources, ALA has identified a number of unique challenges that small and rural institutions face. These include gaps in basic skills training and resources. This training will focus on basic facilitation skills and will complement ALA's existing Libraries Transform Communities resources.