Developing Effective Community Partnerships Workshop

Developing Effective Community Partnerships Workshop

 While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

$60.00
ALA Member: 
$ 54.00
Item Number:
1541-9267
Date(s): 
Day:  May 3, 2018
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Developing Effective Community Partnerships Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, May 3, 2018, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Libraries serve their communities above all else, and it’s crucial that librarians work not only with people in the community, but also with institutions and businesses. Building positive and productive relationships with these organizations can be a challenge, but they can be tremendously beneficial to the library. They can lead to everything from content to marketing to funding as they further cement the library’s status as an indispensible member of the community.

In this workshop, Paul Signorelli and Andrew Sanderback draw on their extensive experience building relationships between libraries and community partners to show you how to overcome the initial challenges and avoid the common pitfalls that hold many people back. Conversations with potential partners can begin informally over a cup of coffee, in community meetings, and in gatherings where representatives of various community groups simply listen to each other to identify the shared challenges they can address. They then can blossom into unexpectedly rewarding results for everyone involved.

After participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Understand three methods used to develop successful partnerships that you can implement
  • Learn how to set the scope of a potential partnership and clearly define the needs of your library and community
  • Have a working knowledge of several real-world examples that you can draw upon as you initiate your own community partnerships
  • Identify at least two concrete steps that you can take within a month that will nurture engagement and collaboration and address specific community needs

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

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Paul Signorelli

Paul Signorelli served as director of staff training for the San Francisco Public Library system before becoming an independent writer-trainer-instructional designer-presenter-consultant. Much of his work involves fostering community and collaboration face-to-face and online through libraries, other learning organizations, and large-scale community-based projects including San Francisco’s Hidden Garden Steps project, which has its origins in a conversation that took place within a local branch library. He remains active on New Media Consortium Horizon Report advisory boards/expert panels, in the Association for Talent Development (ATD--formerly the American Society for Training & Development), and with the American Library Association; adores blended learning; and remains a firm advocate of developing sustainable onsite and online community partnerships that meet all partners’ needs. He is co-author of Workplace Learning & Leadership with Lori Reed and author of the upcoming Change the World Using Social Media (Rowman & Littlefield, Autumn 2018).

Andrew Sanderbeck

Andrew Sanderbeck is an expert presenter, coach, and consultant for libraries and library organizations. His favorite topics include customer service and retention, effective communication, and management and leadership skills. He has presented at ALA, PLA, and at many state and regional library conferences, as well as international conferences in the United Arab Emirates and many European Countries. Sanderbeck is the founder of PCI Webinars, a webinar company that produces 100 programs each year for library organizations. He is the author of The Power of Asking for What You Want and The ABCs of Positive Living.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.