April 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Doing a Diversity Audit: Understanding Your Local Community (Part 1)

Tomorrow as part of the Library Journal/School Library Journal training on diversity Diversity and Cultural Competency Training: Collections & RA (which you should do), I will be doing a presentation on doing a diversity audit. I will outline what a diversity audit is, how to do one, and what I learned doing mine. I will […]

Thinking Hyperlocal | Editorial

The concept of “hyperlocal” is challenging me to think afresh about what a community is made of—and how we approach service design when we see what’s needed by unique parts of our constituencies.

This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Denver Teen Programs Revived, Thanks to Asset Mapping

With a little know-how, you can score more funding for your program through an asset-mapping project. No, it’s not the same thing as needs assessment.

Know Your Neighborhood: A Community Needs Assessment Primer

What does your neighborhood really need from you? Tips to help libraries get to know the communities that they serve, with a resource list of potential partners, literacy and early childhood organizations, and sources of demographic data.