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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Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies

 Webinar / Last Modified: 16 October 2014

This webinar will explore crowdsourcing techniques used increasingly by organizations and institutions seeking to gather vast amounts of new knowledge and participation from online contributors.

Success Adapted: The Story of Flat Rex

 News / Last Modified: 15 October 2014

I attended a webinar presented by a small town librarian (Becky Baker, in Community Connections) and she talked about ways that she was able to get the community involved in promoting the library. Local businesses would host the summer...

GeekHunt: Geek the Library in Austin, Texas

 News / Last Modified: 15 October 2014

So you're visiting Austin, Texas, sitting outside enjoying some local barbecue, and a bus passes by featuring three things: a stunning photo of Grammy nominated local band Grupo Fantasma, the Austin Public Library logo, and the message: "Nosenlo...

The App Days of Summer: Hacking San José's Summer Reading Program

 News / Last Modified: 09 October 2014

Developing a partnership, developing an app - San José Public Library acknowledges that being in Silicon Valley, they may have more technology opportunities than some. For instance, when the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership appeared, they were right...

Revisiting the Book Lady of New Orleans

 News / Last Modified: 30 September 2014

We all serve our communities by providing access to books and other resources in our libraries. Many of us struggle with tight budgets and talented but highly overworked staff. Some of us deal with similar situations under adverse circumstances, and,...