Community Asset Mapping

I’ve been reading Sondra Cuban’s Serving New Immigrant Communities in the Library and came across a section on community and cultural asset mapping. Long used in the development field as a community building tool, it identifies the strengths in a community by mapping its assets in terms of people, things, services, and resources. The Corporation for National and Community Service has a workbook you can order on how to do this. There are dozens of books written on this subject. I’m looking now for more resources and examples of it being done by libraries.

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