Public and School Libraries: Creative Ways to Build Successful Partnerships
In this webinar, explore how public and school libraries can initiate and sustain collaborative relationships.
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Public and school libraries are driven by a similar goal—to help community members gain new knowledge, skills, and confidence to pursue their lives fully. Unfortunately, these libraries often lack the resources to fulfill that goal. There is a powerful opportunity for public and school libraries to collaborate to overcome many of the resource gaps they encounter when seeking to meet community needs. Join this webinar to explore how public and school libraries can initiate collaborative relationships and the types of programming that can benefit from these partnerships. Learn how to market or publicize your services to teachers and school librarians, and identify the best times of year to communicate with local schools. And part of the session will be spent discussing how public and school libraries can work together to address the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, including summer reading program planning.
Presented by: Cara Perrion, MLIS, Assistant Library Director and Community Services Librarian at the K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library, Aberdeen, South Dakota
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- K.O. Lee Aberdeen Public Library
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- WebJunction topic areas for Children and Young Adults & Teens
- Family Literacy: Case for Collaboration between Public and School Libraries
- Youth Programming Goes Virtual—Storytimes, Crafts, Teen Activities, and More
- Cara's 2018 WebJunction webinar, Library Programming for Adults, From Start to Finish
- Cara's recommended resources for poster design
- April 9 webinar with STAR Library Network, Bringing the Stories of the Skies to Your Library
- Cara's library's STEM Day Plan example
- Resources shared in chat
08 April 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
Webinar presenter Cara Perrion