Community Relations

Telling the Library Story

Last Modified: 15 January 2014
Resources for understanding why stories are powerful communicators and for learning to craft an effective story.

Talking to Power

Last Modified: 23 May 2012
These notes from a presentation to the California Library Assocation provide a concise checklist of things to keep in mind as you prepare for and make your case to your community's leaders.

Being a Voice for Your Library

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's rural libraries workshop, participants explored ways small libraries can construct effective messages and share them with their communities.

Be There, Be Visible, Be in the Know

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
The first step to building community partnerships that will get your library a place at the table is to make sure your library has a presence on community boards and organizations.