Partnerships & Collaboration

  • Gamifying and Growing a Community Health Program at Springvale Public Library

    One of my favorite things about public libraries is how visible and tangible learning is in these community spaces. Patrons from all over question, consider, explore and persevere within the information universe. Perhaps most invigorating for public ...

  • Participants selected for Libraries, Archives and Museums Conference Exchange

    The Coalition to Advance Learning in Archives, Libraries and Museums has selected participants to form a learning cohort that will strengthen connections across sectors by attending three major sector conferences and engaging in virtual activities to...

  • Growing Library Garden Programs

    Upon hearing news of First Lady Michelle Obama's surprise visit to school and community gardens, we thought it would be a good time to collect together a list of related resources and examples of libraries who are creating gardens and hosting garden ...

  • Consider Your Library’s Community Health Programming Holistically

    Dedicated planning time is a precious commodity in library land. It can sometimes be challenging to find a good starting point to identify a new program or update a programming idea without becoming overwhelmed. We're pleased to share with you some r...

  • Big Talk (Ideas, Collaboration, Difference) from Small Libraries 2016

    The fifth annual Big Talk from Small Libraries online conference was once again a showcase of the great work small libraries do across the United States and Canada. On February 26, 470 attendees from all over North America listened in on 12 speakers ...

  • Library Kitchens and Cooking Programs

    Frequently we spot posts on Facebook groups, like ALA Think Tank or the Programming Librarian Interest Group, that get us really excited. Today was one of those days, when we saw a question posted by someone who's library has just opened a renovated ...

  • Social Library, an Early Literacy Edition

    With this edition of the Social Library, we're shifting to a bimonthly series but continuing to highlight the outstanding work of libraries we follow on Facebook. This edition showcases libraries and organizations who are doing great work supporting ...

  • Nourish Strong Partnerships to Foster Health Education

    Public library staff expedite impact in their communities. They are supreme connectors and agents of collaboration, for users and the numerous other local organizations that serve them. We have enthusiastically featured many examples of public librar...

  • Racial Equity in the Library, Part Two: Diverse Collections, Programming, Resources

    "So this group of rowdy teen/tween boys came into the library today. They weren't really causing trouble, but they were a little loud and just … looked like they were looking for mischief, you know? So then they started going through the non-fic...

  • Apply by February 23 for "Collective Wisdom," an Experiment in Cross-Sector Learning

    So much can be learned when we reach across boundaries, explore new environments and forge connections outside our current community. A select cohort of 12 people will immerse themselves in this kind of learning in 2016 through a project called ...