Partnerships & Collaboration

  • ConnectED Library Challenge Summit

    The White House hosted a convening on Tuesday, with mayors, county executives, school superintendents, and library leaders from approximately 50 cities and counties, as part of a national initiative to connect students to public library system resour...

  • Libraries Continue Job Seeker Support

    As libraries continue to support economic success in their communities, WebJunction remains committed to bringing you programming which showcases libraries who continue to innovate in their Workforce Services. This recent WebJunction webinar zooms in...

  • The Role of Community Libraries in Nepal Earthquake Relief

    On April 25 2015, when the first 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, Keshab Acharya immediately sprang into action. In Chitwan District in the south of Nepal, Keshab was at a safe distance from the earthquake's epicenter, and he knew he was in a posi...

  • Making Connections: Libraries and Essential Human Services

    There are times when the needs of a patron goes beyond our immediate services or an individual's comfort zone. You can probably think of a recent example right now. Knowing where to refer a customer or who to call in your community can really help. W...

  • Financial Education Tools for Libraries from CFPB

    As you may know, we've been participating in an OpenIDEO challenge related to libraries and financial literacy. We've been learning about a variety of approaches to financial education, and also wanted to be sure libraries are aware of all the fantas...

  • Creating New Advocates for Libraries: Pennsylvania Forward Case Study

    In 2007, the U.S. economic crisis hit, and libraries across the U.S. struggled to articulate their value and maintain public support – and Pennsylvania (PA) libraries were no exception. Like many places in the world, funding for libraries in Pennsylv...

  • Building Rural Prosperity with the Rural Information Center

    Perhaps especially in rural communities, libraries provide key points of connection with the broader world, serving as windows on faraway places, other cultures, and diverse perspectives. But libraries can also help deepen our ties to the places we l...

  • The App Days of Summer

    Developing a partnership, developing an app - San José Public Library acknowledges that being in Silicon Valley, they may have more technology opportunities than some. For instance, when the Silicon Valley Talent Partnership appeared, they were right...

  • 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, ...