Thursday, February 12, 2009

Impacting Your Community - Houston Area Workshop

Need more resources for your library? Want to impact your community more and be a building block to address local needs? Tell your library's story to those who don't visit?

If you answered yes to any of these - this hands-on workshop is for you! Work with and plan to grow together with other groups in your community: home schoolers, local art guild, community chorus, Parks Dept. of your city/county, local retirement center, center for abused women, community theater, etc.

FYI - Pasadena Public Library's workshop in 2008 discovered 4 common concerns of all participants: 1) How to market programs and services; 2) Recruit/Increase community involvement; 3) Diversify funding sources; and 4) Expand services to special communities.

Sound Familiar? Remember - this is a hands-on opportunity to learn more about your community and create new partnerships. Please bring at least 3 current / potential partners with you on February 17 or 18 or March 17 or 18; see below for details.

Note: 50% librarian and 50% non-librarian attendees will lead to a greater benefit for all participants. Cynthia reported: Bringing diverse perspectives together can lead to more creative solutions and identify resources/assets available from each participant agency.

Feel free to share the information with colleagues, volunteers, supporters, and local service agencies and encourage them to attend. Note: HALS is now certified by the Texas Education Authority as CPE Provider #510545 for teachers and educators.

Please register online at
We look forward to seeing you and working with colleagues from your community!

Leadership Plenty: Build Strategic Partnerships in Your Community

Presenter: Mary Beth Harrington, Director of Membership & Resource Development,
Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO)

Workshop Objectives:

* Distinguish between asset- and deficit-based approaches to community development
* Learn non-traditional ways to recognize and work with local leadership assets

* Identify different types of effective community partners
* Understand how to organize effective community partnerships to maximize rewards

February 17, 2009
Kurth Memorial Library
706 S. Raquet St.
Lufkin, TX 75904-3922
Ph: 936.630.0561

February 18, 2009
Sour Lake Community Center
250 S. Ann St.
Sour Lake, TX 78934
Ph: 409.287.3592

March 17, 2009
Angleton Library
401 E. Cedar St.
Angleton, TX 77515-4652
Ph: 979.864.1519

March 18, 2009
George Memorial Library
1001 Golfview Drive
Richmond, TX 77469-5199
Ph: 281.342.4455

Bring people from your community with whom you'd like to partner!

CPE # 510545 Credit hours: 6.5 hours C.E.U.

Workshop hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
time: 8:30 a.m.

** Register online at
Click on Register in the upper right hand corner **

For directions from your specific location, try logging on to

Please contact Wendy Willeford at 832.393.1397 / 1.800.852.0395 or, with any questions or special needs

*** Registration deadline: February 13, for Lufkin & Sour Lake locations
March 13, for Angleton & Richmond locations ***

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