Partnerships & Collaboration
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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News / Last Modified: 18 August 2016
In April 2015, President Barack Obama announced the ConnectED Library Challenge, an effort to "put a library card in the hand of every student," and in January 2016 the White House hosted a convening of representatives from about 50 of the ...
Document / Last Modified: 17 August 2016
Fresh perspectives on volunteers in your library
Webinar / Last Modified: 04 August 2016
In this webinar, find out how your library can be an excellent resource for aspiring and experienced business owners.
News / Last Modified: 04 August 2016
Since late 2014, when protests in Ferguson, MO, brought national attention to #BlackLivesMatter and the racial justice movement, many people—myself included—have been struggling to find age-appropriate ways to talk with youth about race, racism and c...
Before Bilingual Storytime: Strategies for Successful Outreach to Latino and Spanish-speaking Communities
News / Last Modified: 01 August 2016
Library programs for new audiences often suffer from "if we build it, they will come" syndrome. So, if we know simply offering a new program to a new audience isn't likely to be as successful as we want, then what are strategies to ensure b...