Library Facilitators

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…
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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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OPL at UNO’s CEC

The University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) celebrated the grand opening of its new Community Engagement Center (CEC) on April 17, 2014. OPL is among more than 20 community groups which will share space and work toward the mission of contributing positively and measurably to the Omaha community’s quality of life by creating, supporting and expanding mutually beneficial partnerships, engaged scholarship, and academic…
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Library Facilitators

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…
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