Connecting with Community

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I need to build community relationships. It’s pretty intimidating.

I don’t understand how to loop the community into the decision-making processes.

Equity work is all about relationships. It’s often the most intimidating part of this work. Let’s talk about how to join with our communities, share power, and be a part of the transformation.


  • Definitions and Meanings – continue to examine language used in BEBS learning opportunities
  • Trust Building – investing time to form authentic relationships
  • Identifying Strengths – discovering your own assets, your library’s assets, and assets in the community
  • Next Steps in Community Building – moving forward with community strengths
  • Getting Started in Equity Communications – the What, Why and How of communicating internally and externally

Feeling ready to connect with your community and share power?

Working together with all segments of society, especially those historically left out, understanding & compassion puts us onto a road to Healing

- California library staff member

Could BEBS impact more of your community? Join our learning sessions to begin the change

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