Build your community development skills with our Cultivating Connections training track

Our Cultivating Connections training track features events designed to help develop skills related to outreach, communication, programming, presenting, and more that can help us to better understand the diverse communities we serve. Over the next few months, we have three great webinars on the calendar to inform you and your colleagues about a variety of community-development topics. Click the title links for more information and to register. 

Libraries Lending Hope: Trauma-Informed Service
Libraries often find themselves on the frontline of many societal issues from addiction, to homelessness, to hunger, and more. This session will feature Dr. Meghan Harper, keynote presenter at the 2018 Opioids in Communities-Libraries in Response conferences.
Thursday, March 14, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Get Started with Grant Writing
Grant writing can be a daunting process but we’re here to help. No matter where you’re applying, the pieces of a proposal are almost always the same. During this session, you will learn the elements of a proposal, what information to include in each element to enhance your chances of success, and more.
Tuesday, April 30, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

How to Grassroots: Limitless Possibilities through Community-based Solutions
Through both successes and failures, a diverse group of library staff members who have been working together for several years to learn about food insecurity across Ohio. In this session, representatives from Team Vittles will talk about their experience and give attendees tips on how to develop community partnerships and grassroots solutions.
Tuesday, May 21, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Ohio