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Consulting Services

Community Engagement

Meeting Facilitation

Strategic Planning

Staff Days

Strategic Planning

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Community Engagement

Library services continue to evolve, and now more than ever, engaging your community to discover their true needs is a powerful way to develop library services that really matter.  MCLS can provide your staff or board with a variety of training opportunities on the concepts and skills needed to make engagement a part of your library culture.
Contact us about bringing any of these workshops to your library.

Community engagement training workshops from MCLS are eligible for LEUs for Indiana staff; number of LEUs will depend on length of workshop.

Community Engagement Training Mini-course

A half-day of training for library staff on the importance of engaging the community in conversations about what matters to them. The training will include hands-on exercises and instruction in convening and leading insightful “community conversations.”

Staff In-Service Day: Community Engagement – You can do it!

A full day interactive workshop including an overview of community engagement, assessment of readiness, case studies of impactful library community engagement, and facilitated exercises and group discussions tailored to your group’s needs. Participants will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of community engagement and concrete ideas for taking action.

Community Engagement Training: Customized for your needs

Don't see what you were looking for here? We are happy to work with you to develop the workshop/training which best fits your staff's needs.

Meeting Facilitation

MCLS staff are available to facilitate group discussions for your library. Whether they be strategy sessions, executive sessions, task forces, community gatherings or staff meetings, MCLS staff can guide the discussion, keep the group focused, and guide groups to effective solutions. Contact us to discuss your facilitation needs.

Strategic Planning

MCLS has the trained and experienced staff to assist libraries in developing effective, community-driven Strategic Plans. We start by turning outward to your community. The payoff is the structuring of a Strategic Plan that is truly aligned with the needs of your community.  

Staff Professional Development Days

MCLS staff are available to come to you and facilitate staff professional development days for your library. We offer half-day or full-day sessions on a variety of essential workplace skills, and can work with you on what will best serve your staff. Contact us to discuss your staff day needs.


If you have any questions please contact Pam Seabolt, Manager of Engagement, Consulting, & Training at seaboltp@mcls.org.

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