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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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.

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Learners at the Center

 News / Last Modified: 15 July 2014

Twelve years ago this summer, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded OCLC and four partners a $9 million grant to build and launch an online learning community for library staff. In 2002 the Web was still young and barely participatory. Soci...

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...