View archive for September 26, 2011 webinar, Putting the Public Back in Public Libraries: Community-Led Libraries with Working Together Project staff!
"Involving communities in developing and delivering library services has an exhilarating effect on libraries and in communities. Since the Working Together Project (2008) public libraries have evolved and integrated community-led approaches. With each fresh experience libraries establish new sets of best practises, face new challenges, and gain new insight into this innovative work."
Working Together Project site: www.librariesincommunities.ca/
Community-Led Libraries Toolkit: www.librariesincommunities.ca/resources/Community-Led_Libraries_Toolkit.pdf
June 15, 2011, Library Journal feature story by Stephen M. Lilienthal, The Problem Is Not the Homeless
Attached Publicly Available Community Development and Community-Led Resources (highlighted articles are directly related to Working Together - or have been developed since Working Together completion in 2008)
A related series posted to Social Justice Librarian blog by Kenneth Williment between February 2010 and April 2011
- Community led work with communities: The Impact of professional library identities
- Community-Led Evaluation: Impact on Community
- Communicating Change – Application to Community Led Work
- Missed Opportunities or Carpe Diem (Seizing the Moment)? Engaging with Our Communities
- Working in the Community: Moving Beyond Outreach
- Technology and Libraries: Salvation or a Tool?
- Public Libraries and the Role of Information
- Library Schools: Developing Librarians of the Future – Moving beyond Professionalism
- Making the Case for “Public” Libraries
- Addressing Perceived Barriers to Implementation: Community Led Libraries
- Community-Led Service Planning – Take it or Leave it?
- Community-Led Service Planning
See also, Developing Community-Led Public Libraries by John Pateman, Thunder Bay Public Library Service, Ontario and Ken Williment, Halifax Public Libraries, Canada