When: Friday, Feb 01 | 9:00 am - 9:40 am

Location: ICTC Ballroom B

Days: Friday. Event Types: Session. Sectors: Public Libraries. Subjects: Advocacy/Outreach, Community Led, and Partnerships.


What is community-led librarianship and how does it differ from traditional outreach frameworks? How does one begin to shift a library organization from the status quo to a community-led approach? This session will provide a snapshot of Milton Public Library’s experiences moving to a community-led model, charting its successes, challenges, and the way forward into the future. This session will guide libraries thinking of adopting a community-led strategy through the process: from the theoretical literature underpinning the approach, to practical implementation strategies including training, staffing, and community conversations.
Learning Objectives:
– How to build community connections and remove barriers to library service
– How to guide and manage change in large organizations
– The fundamentals of the community-led approach and starting steps