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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Success Adapted: The Story of Flat Rex

 News / Last Modified: 06 March 2017

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...

The Library as Incubator Project

 News / Last Modified: 29 October 2015

At the Library as Incubator Project, we believe the Library is a place to connect and create, and our mission is equally simple: we promote and facilitate creative collaboration between libraries and artists of all types, and we advocate for librarie...

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...

Small Libraries, Big Thinking

 News / Last Modified: 02 July 2014

Library Journal's annual Best Small Library in America Award, cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was created in 2005 to discover and reward exemplary work by libraries serving populations under 25,000, and to showca...

Resources for Library Training Success

 News / Last Modified: 23 April 2014

Modern libraries evolve with their customers, and that means keeping pace with new trends, techniques, and technologies. Library staff must keep their skills fresh, and are often called on to take a teaching role, not only in guiding customers to the...