Finding the Power of Community of Practice: Lessons Learned from a National Diversity Recruitment Initiative

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Title:
Finding the Power of Community of Practice: Lessons Learned from a National Diversity Recruitment Initiative
Author:
Milam, Danielle; Turner, Deborah
Affiliation:
Urban Libraries Council; University of Washington Information School
Issue Date:
7-Apr-2006
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Copyright © is held by the author.
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Abstract:
Assessing the impact of new grant initiatives is tricky, especially when the goals of the project are far-reaching and significant organizational change is called for. We will describe how we approached the assessment of an IMLS-funded grant initiative to build a national corps of diverse new professionals ready for work in metropolitan public libraries across a variety of American neighborhoods. Starting with the impacts on Scholars, researchers and program leaders further uncovered multiple levels of impact in organizations, the profession, and the public library industry. Their "hot off the press" evaluation provides insights on effective new paths for building recruitment and retention strategies in organizations and for building bridges between academic and practical experiences, and, consequently, significantly shaping a preferred future for the "business" of public libraries in cities.
Identifiers:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/222278
Description:
Conference proceeding from the Living the Future 6 Conference, April 5-8, 2006, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.
Keywords:
changes for libraries; academic libraries; innovation in libraries; grant initiative

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleFinding the Power of Community of Practice: Lessons Learned from a National Diversity Recruitment Initiativeen_US
dc.contributor.authorMilam, Danielleen_US
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Deborahen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUrban Libraries Councilen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Washington Information Schoolen_US
dc.date.issued2006-04-07en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.description.abstractAssessing the impact of new grant initiatives is tricky, especially when the goals of the project are far-reaching and significant organizational change is called for. We will describe how we approached the assessment of an IMLS-funded grant initiative to build a national corps of diverse new professionals ready for work in metropolitan public libraries across a variety of American neighborhoods. Starting with the impacts on Scholars, researchers and program leaders further uncovered multiple levels of impact in organizations, the profession, and the public library industry. Their "hot off the press" evaluation provides insights on effective new paths for building recruitment and retention strategies in organizations and for building bridges between academic and practical experiences, and, consequently, significantly shaping a preferred future for the "business" of public libraries in cities.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/222278en
dc.descriptionConference proceeding from the Living the Future 6 Conference, April 5-8, 2006, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.en_US
dc.subjectchanges for librariesen_US
dc.subjectacademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectinnovation in librariesen_US
dc.subjectgrant initiativeen_US
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