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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Libraries Building Strong Community Partnerships

 News / Last Modified: 02 April 2014

As trusted centers of the community, libraries are in a unique position to attract potential partners, and to provide resources and benefits to organizations with common goals. In a time of diminishing funds and increasing demands, partnerships are e...

Best Small Library in America 2012

 Webinar / Last Modified: 25 March 2014

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

Community Connections: Break with Tradition!

 Webinar / Last Modified: 20 March 2014

A webinar in collaboration with ARSL exploring ways to develop community connections, especially with local businesses, for libraries to extend their reach and to help build stronger communities.

Communication and Partnerships - Tools

 Document / Last Modified: 28 February 2014

From Planning for Success Cookbook. Checklists and assessment matrices to accompany the Communication and Partnerships section.