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  • Together we heal

    Like many small-town libraries, Jarrell Community Library is an important place for connection. And through a recent Libraries for Heath grant, the library is offering new kinds of connections—to peer mental health specialists and an array of resourc...

  • Stronger Together: Collective Impact and Climate Action

    Climate change is the grandest challenge of our generation. This requires a level of collaboration that has not been seen before.

  • Programs that Walk the Talk

    Throughout this Climate Action series, we have discussed strategies and practical steps libraries can take toward sustainability, as well as resources to support these efforts. The Sustainable Libraries Initiative can help support a balanced approach...

  • Climate Justice

    While everyone is affected by climate change, the impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed. That’s why it’s so crucial to consider the social and economic impact of our environmental choices in our responses to climate change. This articl...

  • Resources for Supporting Veterans and Military-Affiliated Patrons

    Libraries play a vital role in serving the diverse needs of their communities, and one group that often benefits greatly is our nation's Veterans, current military members, and their families. Chances are you’re already doing great work in welcoming ...

  • Disaster Preparedness and Community Resilience

    Climate Action Planning requires attention in three main areas: mitigation, adaptation, and climate justice. 

  • Mental Health Resources for Libraries

    Many people turn to libraries in times of crisis, and mental health issues are no exception. And while libraries are trusted havens for community members seeking resources, library staff aren’t immune to the challenges faced by community members. The...

  • Getting Started with Climate Action Planning

    The Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) provides library leaders with a proven path forward to co-create libraries and communities that will thrive in the coming years. As we contend with the realities of climate change, we must act faster, with m...

  • Sustainability 101

    As we think about the future of our libraries and how we, as library leaders, help to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors, we must confront the realities of climate change. No corner of the world will be left untouched by climate change. ...

  • Earn Your Consumer Health Information Specialization for Free

    It’s well established that library workers are essential partners in promoting community health. Libraries provide access to resources on health insurance coverage and other public benefits. Libraries partner as information first responders, includin...