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Welcome to the Path to Belonging!

We created PTB to support small and rural libraries' work with their communities and develop healthy, vibrant, and resilient communities. The framework has four paths, which can be explored from beginning to end or wandered through as best meets your needs:

  • Personal: Builds self-awareness, confidence, and authenticity.
  • Professional: Integrates the skills built in the Personal Path with our careers.
  • Organizational: Explores removing systemic barriers to foster a welcoming culture.
  • Community: Encourages a community-focused library that reflects its residents through increased participation and collaboration in and out of the library,
  • Belonging is designed to be interactive, providing tools and exercises to guide your journey. If you need help figuring out where to start, we recommend using our self-assessment tool. Remember, you have the power to navigate this framework in a way that suits you best. 

We're eager to hear about your experiences and any tools you've found helpful. Share your insights and stories through the Contact Us button – your contributions will strengthen the Path for everyone!