January 27, 2022

Summary Report: “IMLS Focus: Community Engagement” Forum (June 2015) Now Available Online

bbsffA summary report, prepared by OCLC Research, was released today.

The forum took place on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at the  Los Angeles Public Library.

From a News Release:

IMLS Focus: Engaging Communities summarizes the June 2, 2015 IMLS forum [held at the Los Angeles Public Library] that focused on surfacing strategies for the field and emphasizing agency priorities, including helping underserved communities, fostering civic engagement, and making libraries accessible to all. The report offers insight into how libraries and their partners can develop community-driven projects and concludes with three takeaway questions for participants:

  • What are your strategies for assessing and responding to needs?
  • How do you cultivate and strengthen partnerships?
  • How can local projects and programs inform the rest of the profession?

The report was compiled and edited by Chrystie Hill, Sharon Streams, Jackie Dooley and Liz Morris.

Direct to Summary Report (pages; PDF)

See Also: Video Recordings of All Sessions is Available on YouTube

See Also: Agenda and Twitter Handles of Speakers

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.