Course 3: Building Successful Collaborations with the Communities: Collective Impact
Class Experience Level

This 2-week online course describes the essential elements of Collective Impact approach to community engagement, based on design theory.

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
  2. Asset-Based Community Development
  3. Collective Impact  (i.e., this course)
  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 conduct environmental scans for the desired change
  2. To construct a framework for a community proposal

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Class Details

Date(s): March 29, 2024 - April 12, 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