Partnerships & Collaboration

  • Librarians from Mongolia Visit OCLC Seattle

    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...

  • A World of Powerful Partnerships

    For libraries and communities, partnerships are like water, or oxygen, or carbon – the building blocks of life. A close look at successful library efforts almost always reveals a partnership of some kind, whether in Moldova, India, Ukraine, Vietnam, ...

  • New Information? No Problem.

    It is well known by now that community-based organizations were instrumental in enrolling more than eight million people in the health insurance marketplaces established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) during the first open enrollment period...

  • Our Trip to the 2014 Next Library Conference

    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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  • Libraries in Myanmar are Taking Strides in the Right Direction

    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...

  • Learners at the Center

    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

    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...

  • DEV DEV: A Summer of Code

    In July 2013, the Chattanooga Public Library hosted fifty teens ages 12-18 for DEV DEV: Summer of Code. Made possible through a partnership between the library, Engage 3D, AIGA Chattanooga, and by funding from the Benwood Foundation, the DEV DEV prog...

  • Serving Job Seekers: Partnerships with a Common Goal

    Last week WebJunction was pleased to host a webinar on Serving Job Seekers that brought together perspectives looking at national resources, state efforts, and work at the public library level. Michael Harding, WorkForce Analyst with the Employment a...

  • Making Your Place in the Community: The "Outside the Box" Pilot Program and Placemaking

    OCLC, the Project for Public Spaces, and Redbox have been working with several libraries across the country to understand how public libraries can play a key role in being community anchors. They have been doing this by creating shared entertainment ...