Outreach meets community needs with both traditional and new services, in dynamic and changing environments. Whether providing services to those who can't come to the library, or reaching out to those who are underserved, library outreach and community engagement ensures equitable delivery of library services to all people.
Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.
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Webinar / Last Modified: 15 September 2017
This webinar presents strategies for library outreach to and engagement with Latino and Spanish-speaking communities, laying the groundwork for successful programming.
News / Last Modified: 01 September 2017
If there ever was a time when public libraries were just static repositories of books, it’s long gone. Libraries everywhere are reinventing their programs and services to remain vital through the shifting sands of cultural and technological change. W...
News / Last Modified: 22 August 2017
Libraries and library staff are skilled in their ability to adapt to meet the changing needs of their communities. Step into today's library, and you might find expanded collections that include everything from telescopes to fishing poles to sewing m...
News / Last Modified: 03 August 2017
On May 20, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) hosted the fifth annual Bike the Branches event, a day-long bike ride through BPL's 60-branch system, including a race for both amateurs and professionals, self-guided tours for the more leisurely bikers, and ...
News / Last Modified: 10 July 2017
Have you felt the need to re-state the purpose and role of your library in the community? Have you wondered if patrons and community members can be re-introduced to the dynamic center of community your library has evolved into? That is exactly what O...
Webinar / Last Modified: 10 July 2017
A webinar exploring how to grow and sustain innovation in libraries and in communities.
News / Last Modified: 21 June 2017
Millions of low-income students rely on free or low-cost school meals. But when summer vacation starts, the school meals end. This means youth who had access to nutritious meals during the school year may be undernourished or hungry over the summer. ...
Webinar / Last Modified: 07 June 2017
In this webinar, find out how your library can be an excellent resource for aspiring and experienced business owners.
News / Last Modified: 06 June 2017
"In order to maximize opportunities for access experienced by certain groups, a good society commits resources in order to level the playing field…if access policies concentrate solely on the objective of equality without reference to equity, th...
Webinar / Last Modified: 05 June 2017
In this webinar, learn strategies from two LJ Movers & Shakers who help new immigrants feel welcomed by library and community.