Course 1: Building Successful Collaborations with Communities: Community-Based Librarianship (May 31 - June 14, 2024)
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This 2-week online course is an Introduction to the concept of community-based librarianship using design theory and appreciative inquiry.

This online course is part of the "Building Successful Collaborations with the Communities" series, which addresses four topics in community engagement:

  1. Community-Based Librarianship (i.e., this course)
  2. Asset-Based Community Development
  3. Collective Impact
  4. Grassroots Librarianship

The series integrates concepts of community engagement with application tools for practicing librarians. Community engagement begins with librarians themselves as members of the community having ownership and vested interest in its success. The community defines the library. The library is the backbone infrastructure to engage community members and agencies for desired changes. Participants will learn to use tools of appreciative inquiry and Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) with the goal to facilitate positive changes in the local community.

The course is led by Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, Director of the Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies.

  1. To reframe library mission with a community anchor perspective
  2. To connect changes with opportunities for community development

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Class Details

Date(s): May 31, 2024 - June 14, 2024
Platform: Moodle
CE Credits: 3.00
CE Categories: MLA
Class Experience Level: Beginner
This class is sponsored by Region 4.
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: John Bramble, Lauren Wittek
Technical Assistance: Samantha Nunn