Community Relations

community relations

The library belongs to your community and the more they feel that sense of ownership, the more your community will know about your programming and services. From media relations to outreach campaigns, find resources and tips on maximizing your community relations to sustain your library. Help build connections with your community by joining local agency and organization boards or committees, bringing the library further out into your community.

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Making Connections: Libraries and Essential Human Services

 News / Last Modified: 21 May 2015

There are times when the needs of a patron goes beyond our immediate services or an individual's comfort zone. You can probably think of a recent example right now. Knowing where to refer a customer or who to call in your community can really help. W...

Financial Education Tools for Libraries from CFPB

 News / Last Modified: 18 May 2015

As you may know, we've been participating in an OpenIDEO challenge related to libraries and financial literacy. We've been learning about a variety of approaches to financial education, and also wanted to be sure libraries are aware of all the fantas...

Encouraging Health Information Discovery in Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 14 May 2015

We've all heard the saying before, perhaps from an educator, a parent, or even a librarian - "You don’t know what you don’t know." On the one hand, this phrase is a humbling reminder that there are limits to personal knowledge. On the other...

More of the Award-Winning Craig Public Library Story

 News / Last Modified: 13 May 2015

With last week's announcement of the recipients of the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, many of us at OCLC let out a whoop for Amy Marshall and her team at the Craig Public Library on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska...