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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Our Trip to the 2014 Next Library Conference

 News / Last Modified: 15 July 2014

What does the future hold for public libraries? Makerspaces? More digitization? Increased patron engagement? These topics and more were discussed at the recent Next Library conference in Chicago.

The c...

Inquisitive Leadership in Action

 News / Last Modified: 11 July 2014

Community members visit their libraries to explore topics that span the wealth of human knowledge, and drive ideas for public library programs that address their interests and needs. Library staff members work diligently to prioritize and adapt insti...

Libraries in Myanmar are Taking Strides in the Right Direction

 News / Last Modified: 11 July 2014

In a recent interview with Alma Freeman, editor of In Asia, the head of the Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation, Dr. U Thant Thaw Kaung, talked at length about the challenges and achievements of libraries across Myanmar. Dr. Kaung also leads...

Libraries Build Community

 Webinar / Last Modified: 09 July 2014

Archive and associated resources for November 16, 2010, webinar with Chrystie Hill, Helene Blowers and Nancy Dowd on libraries and community building.