Monday, August 6, 2012

Turning the Page 2.0

Turning the Page 2.0 is a FREE library advocacy training course developed and presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Read all about it and be sure to sign up starting August 15th for the next online dates September 24 through October 29. Here is a flyer too.

In this six-week, facilitated online course, library staff and supporters will learn how to create and tell their library's story, deliver effective presentations, develop a compelling case for support, and build and sustain partnerships along the way.

Participants are encouraged to come with a specific, self-determined advocacy goal for their library. At the end of six weeks, you’ll have a complete Advocacy Work Plan to guide your efforts.

Turning the Page 2.0 consists of the following components:
  • In-person kick-off (optional)
  • Facilitator-led virtual classroom sessions (1 hour each week for 6 weeks)
  • Independent work on Turning the Page online modules (about 1 hour each week)
  • Online community for discussion (optional)
  • Completion of an Advocacy Work Plan (about 1 hour each week)
  • One-on-one feedback via email from professional facilitators (free consultancy)
Previous participants have told PLA that they spend on average three hours per week (18 hours total) on this course. ALA membership is not required to participate.


Stephanie Zimmerman said...

Penny Talbert, Director of the Ephrata Public Library states "4 people at my library have already taken this class and it's AWESOME."

Stephanie Zimmerman said...

Donna Brice, Director of the Eastern Lancaster County Library states "Both Katrina (Anderson, director of Manheim Township Public Library) and I took this course. It is very good but you will need time to give it to get the most from it."