Partnerships & Collaboration

  • 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 ...

  • Geek Collaboration in Delaware County

    Do you want to learn more about OCLC's Geek the Library program, but from a library perspective? Recently, Delaware County District Library's Communication Manager, Shea Alltmont, discussed her experience running a local Geek the Library community aw...

  • An Oasis in the Digital Divide

    These days, staying on top of technology trends is not only critical to career success, it also helps us connect with family, friends and the wider world. But if you don’t have a computer, or you are new to using a particular device, the experience o...

  • Small Libraries, Big Community

    With travel costs high and libraries busier than ever, library staff are using online technologies to connect and learn. Over 300 librarians attended the Februrary 28, 2013, free one-day online conference, Big Talk From Small Libraries, aimed at libr...

  • A Widening Circle of Partnerships

    Although partnerships are an ancient tradition and certainly nothing new to libraries, there is a sense of increased urgency to find and form innovative collaborations. Some pressure comes externally from funding agencies that tend to reward strong p...

  • Looking Beyond Our Borders

    What are the challenges facing rural library staff in Poland? What programs and services do their communities need? Without giving too much away, I can tell you that their challenges and their successes will probably resonate with many of you.

  • Ensuring Broadband Access For All

    We all know that partnerships are often time-consuming, occasionally cumbersome, but sometimes bring rich rewards. The Freedom Rings Partnership, a digital inclusion initiative funded by Federal stimulus monies, is an example of a partnership that is...

  • Becoming the next Best Small Library in America

    Every year, Library Journal selects a public library serving a population of 25,000 or less for the Best Small Library in America award. The award, cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, now provides $20,000 to the winning l...