Partnerships & Collaboration

  • 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 ...

  • 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...