Holgate and Midland libraries Community Design Advocates application

Thank you for your interest in being a community design advocate (CDA) for the Holgate and Midland libraries! The goal of the CDA program is to broaden and deepen this project’s connection and responsiveness to the various communities it serves. 

We will be building a team of around 10 advocates for this project. Please fill out the following questions to the best of your ability. We are looking for candidates who will collaborate, communicate, learn and work together. Stipends of $2,500 will be provided to all participants. 

We are accepting applications through October 30. If you have any questions, please email Library Spaces.

Applicants will be notified by the first week in November if they have been chosen for an interview.

Tell us about yourself
Desired experiences
Experience with community organizing and relationship building
Experience respectfully relating to cultures different than my own (“cultural humility”)
Personal experience as part of the Holgate and/or Midland library community
Experience communicating effectively and accurately, even with people I don’t know very well
Experience working with the Multnomah County Library system, or any library or public serving institution (as a volunteer, event planning, etc.)
Experience using digital communication tools such as email, text messaging, and Google forms
Experience facilitating discussions over Zoom or other video call platforms
1 = “I have no experience” to 5 = “I am an expert”
Working together
Community design advocates will be asked to work as part of a team that includes architects, designers and library staff. We will need to hold ourselves accountable to each other to meet our goals for this project.

Advocates will be asked to help create a set of shared community agreements for how we all work together and engage with community members. See the basis for these agreements

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