READCON: A Curriculum for Library Readiness, Advocacy, and Community Empowerment During Challenging Conditions

July Learning Live will equip library advocates with tools for smooth collaboration and effective community outreach

United for Libraries’ July Learning Live takes place Tues., July 9th at 2 p.m. Eastern. During READCON: A Curriculum for Library Readiness, Advocacy, and Community Empowerment During Challenging Conditions, speakers will discuss ways to proactively build relationships with communities. Building on the Get Ready Stay Ready Toolkit, the IMLS-funded READCON project is a curriculum equipping library workers, Trustees, and Friends of the Library groups with skills to partner with their communities more effectively for advocacy.

Learn about this highly adaptable, open-source learning tool developed by experts in academic, public, and school librarianship, education and family law, crisis communications, community advocacy and relations, and youth leadership. Find out how the curriculum can help library workers, Trustees, and Friends engage in constructive dialogue on potentially divisive aspects of library programming, service, and material challenges.

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Speakers

Valerie Byrd-Fort, Instructor, University of South Carolina in the School of Information Science
Dr. April Dawkins, Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Dr. Lucy Santos Green, Professor and Director, School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa

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