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 / 27 February 2024
Learn about the fundamentals of co-design and explore how to apply them in your library for wildly creative and deeply impactful programs and services.
Publish Date: News / 27 February 2024
The most successful library services are often those that help the community meet its aspirations while also honoring the unique purpose of the library. But balancing the community’s goals and the library’s scope is not always an easy task.
Publish Date: News / 20 February 2024
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...
Publish Date: News / 7 February 2024
Building relationships with systematically excluded communities is one of the most important things your library can do to support relevant, meaningful services. Co-creation can help librarians embody our EDISJ (equity, diversity, inclusion, and soci...
Publish Date: Webinar / 30 January 2024
Learn how to develop a plan for identifying, reaching, and building relationships with underserved communities.
Publish Date: News / 23 January 2024
Are you looking to deepen or expand your library’s outreach services for children and families from underserved communities, or would you like to build your library’s outreach efforts but don’t know where to begin? Have you been looking for ways to i...
Publish Date: News / 9 January 2024
Climate change is the grandest challenge of our generation. This requires a level of collaboration that has not been seen before.
Publish Date: Webinar / 4 January 2024
Explore ways to intentionally design for social connection in library services and programs.
Publish Date: News / 2 January 2024
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: Webinar / 13 December 2023
This webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative features libraries having a collective impact on climate action through community collaborations.