Program presented an overview of appreciative inquiry, the study and exploration of what gives life to human systems when they function at their best. This approach to organizational change is based on the assumption that questions and dialogue about strengths, successes, values, hopes and dreams are themselves transformational. It offers a positive way to engage library staff in assessment. Although this method had its inception in the health care industry, this program will demonstrate its relevance to continuous improvement in libraries. Presenters included Maureen Sullivan and Gene Spencer.