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Facilitator Spotlight: Lutwama Herman Creates New Handicraft Courses in Uganda

Learning circle participants pour petroleum jelly into molds

Lutwama Herman, a facilitator at the Kawempe Youth Center Community Library in Uganda, has created two new courses on making petroleum jelly and soap! Over 100 learning circle participants made their own products, and Herman included entrepreneurial advice to help learners start their own small businesses.  Herman used our facilitator guide template to design these…

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Facilitator Spotlight: Stacey and Gwendolyn on Self-Care in Libraries

Stacey Goddard and Gwendolyn Haley from the Spokane County Library District co-facilitated a virtual learning circle using Coursera’s Science of Well-Being course, and we their experience was overwhelmingly positive: “It’s been a rough couple of years, and facilitating this topic with this group really filled my (emotional) bucket! I was surprised by how willing participants…

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Facilitator Guides as Living Agendas: Community Insights (+ a party playlist 🥳)

On June 15th, our community of facilitators joined the P2PU Team to learn how to make effective facilitator guides, which are weekly agendas that help facilitators adapt online courses, take collective notes, and save helpful resources. Facilitators can use these guides to plan their learning circle sessions, and they provide a great reflection opportunity when…

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Meet Vuyani!

portrait of Vuyani Shabangu

My name is Vuyani Shabangu. I am originally from a country called Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), but I am currently in Centurion, South Africa. I am super excited to be a part of the P2PU community. I am a Software Developer by profession and I will be helping out with some of the tech stuff at…

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Introducing P2PU Teams!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of P2PU Teams, an institutional membership program designed to support library systems and other informal learning organizations develop thriving open access learning networks in their area. This is an exciting move for our non-profit and global grassroots community! While our work has always been driven by our mission of…

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Meet Lydian, our new Community Coordinator!

Hi y’all! I’m Lydian (they/them), the new Community Coordinator for P2PU as of November. I’m excited to join this vibrant community of learners and facilitators! Library reference work has taught me to teach and learn by asking questions. It’s something I bring to every part of my life, be it meeting new people, learning a…

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