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Libraries Transforming Communities

Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) — an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) made possible by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — seeks to strengthen librarians’ roles as core community leaders and change-agents. LTC addresses a critical need within the library field by developing and distributing new tools, resources, and support for library professionals to engage with their communities in new ways. To accomplish this work, ALA has partnered with the nonprofit Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, whose Turning Outward approach emphasizes changing the orientation of institutions and individuals from internal (institutional) to external (community-facing).In partnership with ALA, NewKnowledge has engaged in a multi-pronged evaluation to track the progress of the initiative and ensure alignment with the project goals…

Learn more about the ALA’s LTC initiative here.

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