Partnerships & Collaboration

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When the library builds partnerships, it strengthens the ties to its community, shares resources, and builds positive relationships with diverse stakeholders. Reaching out to initiate community partnerships begins with identifying both traditional and non-traditional partners and exploring new ways to work together. Effective collaborations are sustained through a shared commitment to serving the ever-changing needs of the community.

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Librarians from Mongolia Visit OCLC Seattle

 News / Last Modified: 29 August 2014

Ninety minutes is all it takes to cross oceans, continents, and cultures to find library synergy. That was the experience when staff from the OCLC Seattle office had the chance to sit down and talk about libraries with two Mongolian librarians from t...

Cataloging as Collaborative Librarianship

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 August 2014

Archive and associated resources for the June 2, 2011, webinar with Rebecca L. Lubas, Amy Jackson and Sever Bordeianu on cataloging partnerships.

Best Small Library in America 2012

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 August 2014

A webinar with the Independence Public Library, 2012 Best Small Library in America, showcasing innovative programming, marketing, advocacy and management strategies.

2-1-1 and Library Partnerships

 Webinar / Last Modified: 25 August 2014

Archive and associated resources for December 1, 2010, session with Martha Love and Audrey May as part of Serving the 21st Century Patron 2010, online conference.