OPL facilitators were originally trained as part of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). They continue to help Omaha-area organizations set and achieve goals through the assistance of facilitated discussions, and convene community conversations around topics of common interest.
In 2015, OPL facilitators completed meetings for 17 community organizations. Each facilitated conversation yields significant impacts for the community in unique ways. Interactions listed below represent a sampling of the topics and groups OPL has touched.
• OPL facilitators designed and facilitated a meeting with Do Space staff to help them write a mission and vision statement to inform their work.
• Facilitators worked with ONE Omaha, a neighborhood association support organization, to help them think about the impacts they can make and how to make their neighborhoods better places.
• Facilitators met with University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska AIDS Project staff to talk about collaboration between HIV/AIDS service providers. This meeting brought service providers together to determine common goals for a consumer group.