P2PU Monthly Facilitator Call

Staff Professional Development

Collaborate with the P2PU staff to deliver professional development tailored to your content and community needs:

  • Staff training focused on effective strategies for facilitating peer learning and the learning circle model
  • Quarterly consultations to set and pursue your organization’s program goals
  • Regular P2PU-facilitated virtual learning circles based on popular topics decided by member libraries
P2PU Monthly Facilitator Call

1:1 Support

Receive comprehensive guidance from the P2PU team to ensure staff feel supported and learning circles run smoothly and effectively:

  • Dedicated P2PU staff liaison and regular support hours for facilitators
  • Guidance for facilitators developing learning circles in new topics
  • Promotion and publicity for learning circles
  • Community platform for sharing practices from your library with the wider P2PU network
P2PU Monthly Facilitator Call

Community-Powered OER Library

Work with the P2PU staff to develop Open Educational Resources (OER), guided by your local community’s needs and shared with a global commons of learning circle facilitators:

  • 6+ P2PU facilitation guides each year (topics nominated by members)
  • Curated list of ready-to-use courses that align with your team’s and patrons’ preferences (2022)
  • Early access to new courses designed for learning circles
P2PU Monthly Facilitator Call

Software for Teams

Access a suite of tools to help you promote, manage, and evaluate your learning circle program:

  • Dedicated P2PU team page with active/archived learning circles, facilitator profiles, and info about your organization
  • Customizable participant surveys (2022)
  • Aggregated signup and exit survey data
  • Weekly insights on program activity
  • Collaborate with P2PU staff to shape the features and priorities for the Teams platform
P2PU Monthly Facilitator Call

Community of Practice

Join a global community of educators committed to P2PU’s innovative peer learning practices:

  • Two free tickets to our yearly community Gatherings (in-person, pandemic willing!)
  • Co-host a public community call to share your program with the global learning circle community
  • Collaborate and connect with other P2PU Teams on projects of mutual interest, grant opportunities, and governance of the membership program.
P2PU Monthly Facilitator Call

Discounted Additional Services

Teams receive a 20% discount on all additional services, including course creation, workshops, and software development. Read more about our services.

We asked our library partners what values and practices they feel they are endorsing when they participate in P2PU:

Endorsing freedom of information, fostering community support/engagement, and valuing education and curiosity.
– Marsha, San Jose
Noncommercial, collaborative, interest-based social learning that is rooted in social justice and equity.
- Dan, Pittsburgh
Open source content, access to education through an alternative learning format, and building community over the course of each learning circle.
- Wendy, Kansas City
Open access and high quality learning; better persistence with online and distance learning; inclusion.
- Sherry, Providence
Community building, continuing adult education, community dialogue, free programming for underfunded library branches.
- Randall, Los Angeles
Learning opportunities are for everyone, and making free online learning accessible makes it more equitable for the communities that we serve.
- Gwendolyn, Spokane

Our Founding Teams Include:

Boston Public Library

Organized by Jessica Established: October 2016

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Organized by Daniel, Emily, Zia Established: November 2019

Chicago Public Library

Organized by Kate, Migdalia, Rachael Established: April 2015

Kansas City Public Library

Organized by Wendy, Megan Established: August 2016

Los Angeles Public Library

Organized by Christina, Randall Established: April 2019

Providence Public Library

Organized by Beatrice, PPL, Sherry Established: October 2016

Queens Public Library

Organized by Jeffrey Established: January 2021

Saint Paul Public Library

Organized by Rebecca, Xenia Established: January 2020

Spokane County Library District

Organized by Stacey, Gwendolyn Established: April 2019

Wichita Public Library

Organized by Sara Established: October 2016

Get Started

Fill out this form or email us directly at thepeople@p2pu.org

Please provide a valid email address.
Looks good!
Please provide your name.
Looks good!
Please include a message.
Looks good!