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Library Outreach Reimagined: Operation Warm
July 8, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDTFree
In this informative program you’ll learn about an exciting new partnership implemented by Operation Warm (a national non-profit) and public libraries all across the United States. A Warm Welcome to the Library is a collaborative event designed to introduce under-served and low-income community residents to everything your local library has to offer.
Allison and Heather will share their recent PLA conference presentation on program origins, the results of a three-year pilot program at 50 sites, and a toolkit for implementations. A library professional from the Baltimore program site will also share her firsthand experiences and lessons learned.
This webinar aligns with the pathway for Data-Driven Leaders in PLA’s Theory of Change for Professional Development. To learn more, please visit www.ala.org/pla/education/theoryofchange.
Allison Price ~ Biography
Allison Price is the Director of Development for Operation Warm. She oversees granting, library community outreach and data analysis at Operation Warm. Her experience includes serving as an administrator for 13 years in New England and Mid-Atlantic area schools.
She has degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University, with a focus on school leadership and parent-school-community partnerships. She has done collaborative work with organizations such as The Steppingstone Foundation, Breakthrough Manchester and New Jersey Seeds.
Heather Connolly ~ Biography
Heather Connolly is the Vice President of Development and Community Partnerships for Operation Warm. In her role, she works collaboratively to both fundraise and execute community coat giving across the country.
Previously, Ms. Connolly spent 10 years working in various leadership roles with non-profit programs, including the YMCA of Greater Brandywine and Girls on the Run. She holds a BA in Economics and Politics from Wake Forest University.