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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A Widening Circle of Partnerships

 News / Last Modified: 20 February 2017

Although partnerships are an ancient tradition and certainly nothing new to libraries, there is a sense of increased urgency to find and form innovative collaborations. Some pressure comes externally from funding agencies that tend to reward strong p...

Small Libraries, Big Community

 News / Last Modified: 10 February 2017

With travel costs high and libraries busier than ever, library staff are using online technologies to connect and learn. Over 300 librarians attended the Februrary 28, 2013, free one-day online conference, Big Talk From Small Libraries, aimed at libr...

Engage Your Community when Planning for Change

 News / Last Modified: 02 February 2017

Your role in your public library elevates you to a community leader and change agent. No matter your formal title or the size of your library, you have the opportunity to meet and evolve with your communities' changing needs. As a central learning an...

What's Your Story?

 News / Last Modified: 31 January 2017

You need to tell your story. Whether you call it story-telling, marketing, advocacy, promotion or community outreach, you need to make your library's story heard in your community. To tell your story effectively, you must understand your own...