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Engaging Your Community Online
Due to COVID-19, many libraries shut their physical doors and worked in a virtual environment for weeks if not months. During this time, librarians had to quickly adjust their ways of interacting with the public. There was not a great deal of time to consider best practices for online engagement. As the pandemic wanes, many reasons remain to engage your community in online environments.
In this course, participants will discover best practices for building community online. Specifically, participants will explore how to provide workshops through distance learning strategies, how to build attendance for online programs, best practices for fostering relationships online, and virtual communication tactics.
If your library will continue to offer online programming and you are curious how to better communicate with your communities virtually, then you will leave this course with concrete ideas for how to engage your community online.
Course Description: This four-week course runs June 29 – July 26, 2021. The course will include two interactive online sessions:
- Wed, June 30, 2021 at 10am-11am PT
- Wed, July 14, 2021 at 10am-11am PT
In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.