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Webinars & Resources

June 4, 2021

Engaged Planning with Thriving Libraries

How do we codify all that we’ve learned and change our organization’s DNA? By incorporating community knowledge into our strategic plans. Find out how to use the data you’ve gathered to shape a community-responsive library in the June webinar. We'll provide an overview of the planning process that incorporates public knowledge.

February 5, 2021

Land of Plenty: Finding What You Need to Get Stuff Done with Thriving Libraries

Basics to get you started in finding and procuring financial resources. Lots of pro tips, too.

January 8, 2021

Make it Work: Project Management Basics with Kathy Barton & Marsha Tonkins

Thriving Libraries is excited to bring in project management gurus Kathy Barton and Marsha Tonkins to walk you through the process of planning and implementing projects. They will present tools and steps to move through the cycle of planning: idea, implementation, success, evaluation, and follow up.

December 4, 2020

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Community Engagement with Thriving Libraries

Ozy Aloziem defines trauma and identifies various types of trauma. She shares several trauma research studies and a framework outlining implementation of trauma-informed community engagement with specific relevance for libraries.

November 6, 2020

Community Conditions: Moving from Listening to Action with Thriving Libraries

We all know change is hard. When we’re asking our communities to try new things, we may get mixed responses. During this webinar, we’ll introduce the ALA Libraries Transforming Communities tools that will help you identify what stage of community life your community is in, how that impacts how you do what you do, and how to help your community move forward. We’ll have special guests, Aileen Luppert from Washington State and Mary Lou Willets from the Pawlet Public Library in Vermont, share their stories about overcoming community reluctance to create vibrant, resilient communities and libraries.

September 2020

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.

For questions about this information, contact Beth Tomev (608) 266-7410