Outreach meets community needs with both traditional and new services, in dynamic and changing environments. Whether providing services to those who can't come to the library, or reaching out to those who are underserved, library outreach and community engagement ensures equitable delivery of library services to all people.
Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.
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Publish Date: Webinar / 26 April 2022
In this webinar, practitioners will share how their digital collections have enabled their community members to connect with unique histories and cultures, increase appreciation of local history, and foster connections across generations.
Publish Date: News / 4 April 2022
The best part of my job at OCLC is getting to hear about the impactful programs and activities that libraries create to solve community problems and help transform lives. I recently got the chance to talk to Nancy Pacheco and Elizabeth Gray from the ...
Publish Date: Webinar / 10 March 2022
In this webinar, we explore ideas for expanding core self-care practices to encompass connections with work colleagues and more broadly with community members.
Publish Date: News / 22 February 2022
A new report on Socially Connected Communities: Solutions for Social Isolation published by Healthy Places by Design highlights how librarians and other leaders can work together to address this issue. The report was developed based on a series of co...
Publish Date: Webinar / 22 February 2022
Staff from the Salt Lake City Public Library share how they built picture book-based kits, offering practical and positive ways to talk to children about race.
Publish Date: News / 25 January 2022
It’s no secret that a lot of really wonderful people work in libraries. I learn so much from having regular access to motivated, smart people who are so passionate about helping others. The best librarians possess a unique blend of conviction, commit...
Publish Date: News / 3 January 2022
The National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) is an opportunity for people, organizations, and communities to call for racial healing, bring people together in their shared humanity and take action together to create a more just and equitable world.
Publish Date: News / 7 December 2021
Monica Harris is the Associate Executive Director of RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System), which serves approximately 1,300 academic, public, school, and special library agencies in northern and west-central Illinois. We caught up with Mon...
Publish Date: News / 3 November 2021
Outreach efforts in the public library increasingly center around building, sustaining, and leveraging community partnerships, including with public health partners. That fact was evident at the 2021 Association of Bookmobile & Outreach Services’...
Publish Date: News / 18 August 2021
Small and rural library staff have long had a champion through the professional organization, the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL). Hear from executive director Kate Laughlin as she shares the experience of the association as they n...