The State Library of North Carolina will offer a 2.5 day intensive seminar with virtual follow-up meetings for library staff and their community partners to examine the issue of poverty in depth with expert speakers, a poverty simulation exercise, panel discussions, and empathy training.
Project Name: Forward Together
Purpose: To help librarians find a way to address complex community issues and form meaningful partnerships, with a focus on poverty
Grant Funding Amount: $3,000
Key Elements: 2.5 day intensive in-person seminar with virtual follow-up meetings; expert speakers; poverty simulation exercise; panel of librarians and community partners; empathy training; train-the-trainer model; presentation skills; facilitation skills
Target Audience: Outreach-focused library staff and their community partners
Community Support: North Carolina Library Association
Use of grant funds: Poverty simulation toolkit
Jeffrey Hamilton, Jasmine Rockwell, and Amanda Johnson
Connecticut State Library | 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 | 860-757-6500 * Toll-free 866-886-4478
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