IMLS Grant – Community Engagement: Defining Public Libraries’ Role in the Community

In December 2012, OPL received an Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant to design a two-year project that would help public libraries clearly define and expand their role in the communities they serve. OPL used the grant to facilitate community engagement by bringing people together in a trusted, neutral institution to share learning experiences. As part…
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Facilitators-In-Training: FIT Team

The Facilitator-In-Training Team (FIT Team) was created as a tool for OPL to achieve its strategic plan goal of becoming a community nexus. As a nexus, OPL strives to connect Omaha’s public, private and non-profit organizations to resolve community issues. The FIT Team helps to foster the development of shared visions and priorities, a comprehensive agenda, and robust collaborations across organizations. Sixteen…
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