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The R.O.A.D. I Travel: A Program Model for School Libraries

Creating a library program can be daunting regardless of an audience’s age. Developing a program for K-8 students— one that aligns with curriculum, stays on budget and keeps kids engaged — comes with a unique set of challenges.

“The R.O.A.D. I Travel: A Program Model for School Libraries” will explore how an Indianapolis middle school library partnered with other organizations to develop an innovative genealogy unit for eighth-graders. The program was recognized with ALA’s 2014 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

Libraries Transforming Communities: Partner Selection and Managing Relationships (5 of 6)

This series of webinars explains, step by step, how to use the “turning outward” approach created by The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. The approach emphasizes taking steps to better understand communities; changing processes and thinking to make conversations more community-focused; becoming more proactive to community issues; and putting community aspirations first.

Libraries Transforming Communities: Hosting and Using Innovation Spaces (4 of 6)

This webinar series explains, step by step, how to use the “turning outward” approach created by The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. The approach emphasizes taking steps to better understand communities; changing processes and thinking to make conversations more community-focused; becoming more proactive to community issues; and putting community aspirations first.

“Hosting and Using Innovation Spaces” (Session 3 of 6) describes a process for sharing knowledge and insights within your organization as you “turn outward” toward your community.

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