Audrey Barbakoff

CEO, Co/Lab Capacity

Dr. Audrey Barbakoff is the CEO of Co/Lab Capacity, which provides community-centered consulting and training for libraries and social good organizations.

During more than a decade working in public libraries, she fostered a passion for community engagement and leadership. Her innovative and inclusive work has been recognized by Library Journal Movers & Shakers, the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal 40 Under 40, the Freedom to Read Foundation, and the Urban Libraries Council.

Her service leadership has included two terms on ALA Council, ALA Policy Corps, co-chair and facilitator of ALA's Emerging Leaders program, chair of ALA-IFRT, and co-chair of the Washington Library Association's advocacy committee.

In addition to her MLIS from the University of Washington, Dr. Barbakoff holds an EdD in organizational change and leadership from the University of Southern California. Her dissertation research focused on building organizational capacity for equity, diversity, and inclusion in public libraries through community-led programs. Her newest book is The Twelve Steps to a Community-Led Library. Find her at</p?

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