Research and Data 101 with WiLS
A quick introduction to using demographics and Census Data in an effort to learn more about the community you serve.
August 7, 2020
Making It Stick: Creating an Engaged Organization with Thriving Libraries
You’ve committed to turning outward, centering your community in the work you do at the library and your organization. This means you’ll be spending a lot of time doing things that may not look like traditional work to the casual observer. To be successful, you’ll need to build buy-in, support, and capacity from your board. Find out how to get your board excited about community engagement, and bring them on as motivated collaborators.
June 5, 2020
Conversation with Your Community with Thriving Libraries and Brandon Morris
How do we know what matters to our community? The simple answer is, by asking questions. Find out what to ask and how to get people to participate in virtual community conversations during a pandemic with Amber Williams (Thriving Libraries) and Brandon Morris (Building Our Future, Kenosha WI).
May 8, 2020
It Takes a Village: Partnerships and Collaboration with Thriving Libraries
Learn how to identify, approach, and structure partnerships to benefit all while being an authentic, accountable partner who is able to set healthy boundaries.
May 5, 2020
Stillness in an Emergency with Beck Tench
DPI’s Division for Libraries and Technology is proud to bring Beck Tench to Wisconsin for a one-hour webinar on how to take care of ourselves in this time of COVID-19.
- recorded webinar
- pdf of slides
- Resources and books as presented:
- Contemporary Landscapes of Contemplation (Mary Frohlich quote)
- The Tree of Contemplative Practice
- James Finley’s Contemplative Arenas
- The Space Deck
- New Seeds of Contemplation (Thomas Merton quote)
- How to Love (Thich Nhat Hanh quote)
- The Writing Life (Annie Dillard quote)
- Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy (James Williams quote)