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Exploring the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model

August 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Register for this one-hour webinar.

Explore the SOAR model as a strategy for developing asset-oriented initiatives as a step toward developing a more community-centered library.

Community-centered libraries engage staff in promoting and supporting positive change in their local communities. However, the steps for authentically engaging the community in problem-solving are often unclear. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations, Results) Model and learn how to use it as a facilitation tool for conducting meetings with their library communities. The role of digital programming as a SOAR response to the challenges of COVID-19 will be explored, with presenters and participants alike sharing their successes and challenges.

This webinar is part 3 of a series on community-centered libraries made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Presented by :: Sarah Giskin, Andorra Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, Becky Shaknovich, Central Children’s Department, Free Library of Philadelphia, Suzin Weber, Tacony Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia