Indiana Harwood Public Innovators Lab 2019

MCLS hosting Harwood Public Innovators Lab in Indiana

The program

MCLS is sponsoring a Harwood Public Innovators Lab in Indianapolis, IN March 5-7, 2019. The Lab will be held at Indiana Wesleyan University - Indianapolis North campus. MCLS will fully fund tuition for the training, as well as lodging and some meals during the training, for up to 50 staff from Indiana libraries. Participation in the lab will also include follow-up coaching calls to further support the cohort of attendees post-training.

These funds are being made available through a grant program established by the MCLS Board of Directors from the proceeds of the sale of the former INCOLSA building.

The Harwood Public Innovators Lab is a 2.5-day experience to help you and your organization learn what it means to Turn Outward – to use the community, not your conference room, as your reference point for choices and action.

MCLS has been using the tools of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation and sharing them with libraries since 2013. We are excited to be able to support training for a cohort of Indiana librarians.

The Benefits for Your Library

Past participants of similar initiatives have shared the following examples of impact:

For examples of the value of applying the Harwood practice over time, take a look at the following videos from your peers in Michigan and an overview from The Harwood Institute: new-window-icon.png new-window-icon.png

Still have questions?

We will be holding a Q&A Session with Harwood Certified Coaches Cheryl Gorman and Carlton Sears on Tuesday, October 30 at 2pm Eastern (1pm Central) online through Zoom. To join the Q&A Session, use this link: Or if using the telephone, call in to (408) 638-0968 and use meeting ID number 764-817-549.

Funding eligibility


The Application


Questions regarding the grant application or the Public Innovators Lab for Libraries should be sent to Michelle Bradley, MCLS Engagement, Consulting, and Training Manager, at or (800) 530-9019 ext 125.