March 5, 2018 – Outreach and Community Building Workshop

Back by popular demand, registration is now open for California Library Association’s Summer @ Your Library Outreach and Community Building training workshop. If you missed attending this workshop held last spring in Encinitas, San Francisco, and Bakersfield, please consider registering.

Workshop Description:
This hands-on working session will provide participants with a framework and techniques for reaching out and engaging underserved community members with your summer programming; and using outcomes to evaluate the impact of your outreach. Participants will learn how to:

  • conduct a community needs assessment;
  • develop strategies for reaching out to the community and creating relationships with underserved groups;
  • design summer programs that engage underserved groups;
  • design outcomes that will help evaluate the impact of your outreach; and
  • use your results to improve library service and promote the library.

The workshop will be presented by Drs. Virginia Walter and Cindy Mediavilla.

If you already attended CLA’s 2017 Outreach workshops in Encinitas, San Francisco or Bakersfield, this workshop content will be duplication. While the workshop will focus on summer programming, the skills acquired by participants will be transferable to other areas of library service.

Workshop Date, Time and Location:
Mid-Valley Regional Branch Library – Los Angeles Public Library
16244 Nordhoff St.
North Hills, CA 91343
Monday, March 5th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Morning refreshments and a working lunch will be provided.

Training Registration Link:

Registration will be open until Wednesday, February 13th, or until the workshop is full. If more than one person from your library is planning to attend, please ensure that each person fills out a separate registration form. Spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, while balancing the commitment to make space for as many library jurisdictions as possible. The workshop is free of charge.

Travel Assistance:
CLA has funds to support participants’ travel to and from the workshops. We welcome library staff from all regions of California. Travel reimbursement is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and upon request in the registration form.

A big thank you to Los Angeles Public Library for hosting this workshop.

If you have any questions regarding workshop registration, please email Ashley Kagan <>.  For questions about workshop content, please contact Cindy Mediavilla <>. For detailed information on CLA’s Summer @ Your Library project, please visit