We’ve consulted, read, debated, and thought our way through many different sources during this project. As the list grew, we divided the citations and documents into five sections –

  • Community Engagement Experiences, Strategies & Techniques
  • Communication and Group Dynamics
  • Evaluation
  • Facilitation
  • Reports

The Community Engagement Experiences, Strategies & Techniques section contains materials that range from a very moving YouTube video on a Kansas ethnography project to various civic/community/conversation project websites to detailed toolkits from Britain, Canada, and the United States.

The Communication and Group Dynamics section has articles and citations about groups and teams that range from coming together to conflict and resolution to decision-making.

The Evaluation section has resources on logic models, evaluation approaches and primers in a community engagement context, and an exploration of the Theory of Change process.

The Facilitation section has book recommendations for developing facilitator skills, an online facilitator toolkit for groups, and a primer on three models of systems thinking.

The Reports section contains reports on the New York City public libraries, the City of Omaha, and global trends from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

We hope you find these resources useful and interesting. We’ll add more citations and links to the sections as we continue our grant journey.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Suzan Jank
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 16:26:07

    “The Facilitator Tool Kit: a Guide for helping Groups Get Results” is an outstanding resource.


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