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Serving Diverse Communities with Community-Centered Programs

Event Type: SWFLN Webinar
Date: 5/26/2022
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
 How do you effectively serve communities whose experiences may be very different from your own? Community-led programming provides a method for success – and often for ideas and programs you had never imagined before. Learn a new way of connecting with your community, and research-based techniques to improve your library’s ability to engage.

In this webinar, you will:
- Understand what community-led programs are and how they differ from traditional programs
- Explore real-world examples of community-led programs
- Learn the results of recent research into how to libraries can shift from traditional to community-led models.

Presenter: Dr. Audrey Barbakoff

Public Library staff will find this webinar beneficial because they need to develop programs that respond to a wide variety of community desires and needs.

Academic Library staff will be interested in this webinar because it can help them learn principles to support co-creating programs and services that more effectively serve students.

School Librarians and Media Specialists will benefit from this webinar because it can help them co-create programs and services that more effectively serve students.

Special Libraries will be interested in this because it can help them co-create programs and services that more effectively serve their clients and customers.

Location: Web Based Training
Registration Ends: 5/26/2022 at 12:00 AM
Other Information:
 Dr. Audrey Barbakoff is the CEO of Co/Lab Capacity, which provides community-centered consulting for libraries and social good organizations. She has more than a decade of experience in public libraries, including multiple leadership and management roles. Her innovative and inclusive work has been recognized by Library Journal Movers & Shakers, the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal 40 Under 40, the Freedom to Read Foundation, and the Urban Libraries Council. In addition to her MLIS, Dr. Barbakoff holds an EdD in organizational change and leadership. Her dissertation research focused on building organizational capacity for equity, diversity, and inclusion in public libraries through community-led programs. She is the author of Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults and the forthcoming book Twelve Steps to a Community-Led Library. Find her at
Contact: Natasha Hayes
Contact Number: (239) 313-6338
Presenter: Dr. Audrey Barbakoff
Status: Openings

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