01 Oct 2016
3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Conference Room B
Breakout: Asset Mapping: A Community Development Approach to Improving Library Services
In order to appropriately position the Denver Public Library (DPL) as a teen service provider, a team of DPL staff developed and implemented a project to identify and describe existing assets for teens in Denver, based on the Asset-Based Community Development model. This session will discuss the asset mapping process, why this is an appropriate model for librarians to use whether their focus is on teens or other service areas, and the anticipated impact of this project on the Denver community.