2019 Training

Massachusetts

  • JUST ADDED!
    World Cafe coaching sessions
    Fri. 8/9 10:00-11:30 and Wed. 8/14 2:00-3:30
    Register here (you can include alternative times you’re available)
  • COMING SOON!
    Thurs. 11/14 -Fri. 11/15 Social Design Lab for Librarians with Abrah Dresdale (at UMass Amherst)

    Past training (and recordings)
  • Sun. 3/10, 11:30-1:30 – Planning meeting for core team (Boston)
  • Fri. 5/3, 10:00-3:00 – Planning meeting for core team (Worcester).
  • Tues. 5/14, 2pm-3pm – Webinar – “Massachusetts Libraries Partner with Climate Preparedness Week” Recording here:
    https://vimeo.com/336478685. Includes examples of events with the goal of building community resilience and a social safety net in advance of extreme weather events.  With an emphasis on World Café, other types of events were also presented (e.g. environmental justice workshops, maker spaces, youth activist circles, mindfulness series, book talks, film screenings, reflective writing, and interactive displays).
  • Thurs. 5/30, 10am-12pm – Workshop (Danvers, MA) –Hosting a Climate Change Conversation in Your Library” Register here:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehaOTfzUFIjQkCpqYk_XK1uQfekeeyA5o4I3dBrMyHnPkpQw/viewform
  • Wed. 7/17, 9:30-11:00 – Workshop (Springfield, MA) – “Pioneer Valley Libraries Get Ready for Climate Prep Week” – featuring Coop Power. RSVP to Madeleine Charney

U.S.

  • Sat. 6/22 1:00-5:00 – “Climate Change Conversations in Libraries: Stabilizing Ourselves and Our Communities”
    ALA annual conference, Washington D.C.
    Explore the “wicked problem” of climate change in a convivial World Café setting. Together we will face our fears and identify our strengths, leadership and creativity in relationship to climate disruption. Because this disruption has significant impacts on our communities’ mental health, we will learn a variety of practices to ground ourselves and find deeper meaning day-to-day. From this place of stability, we can better educate and serve our patrons — now and in more troubled times. 
    Slides can be seen on this link.

U.S.

  • Sat. 6/22/19 1:00-5:00 – “Climate Change Conversations in Libraries: Stabilizing Ourselves and Our Communities”
    ALA annual conference, Washington D.C.
    Explore the “wicked problem” of climate change in a convivial World Café setting. Together we will face our fears and identify our strengths, leadership and creativity in relationship to climate disruption. Because this disruption has significant impacts on our communities’ mental health, we will learn a variety of practices to ground ourselves and find deeper meaning day-to-day. From this place of stability, we can better educate and serve our patrons — now and in more troubled times. 
    Slides can be seen on this link.

All times are Eastern Standard.