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: News / 13 December 2023
Part of a series, this webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative will feature practitioners having a collective impact through community collaborations.
Publish Date: News / 28 November 2023
Part of a series, this webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative will feature practitioners who have found ways to design, implement, and evaluate programs using frameworks that better represent their library’s values.
Publish Date: News / 3 October 2023
Part of a series, this webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative will explore the disproportional impacts of climate change on systematically oppressed communities.
Publish Date: Webinar / 26 September 2023
This webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative features library and partner organizations on how they have prepared both libraries and communities for the impacts of climate change.
Publish Date: News / 19 September 2023
Libraries are no stranger to change. As community expectations shift, so do our libraries. This adaptability was on full display during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as that pressure has subsided, we’re seeing widespread reflection around ...
Publish Date: Webinar / 14 September 2023
Learn about the free tools in the Bridgebuilding Resource Hub and hear from public library staff who have offered bridgebuilding programs for deeper engagement with their communities.
Publish Date: News / 12 September 2023
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...
Publish Date: News / 5 September 2023
At Queens Public Library (QPL), a six-month celebration of Hip Hop is wrapping up. Situated just across the East River from the borough that birthed this global cultural movement, there’s no better stage for commemorating this milestone. In March, QP...
Publish Date: News / 23 August 2023
When people think about how libraries support literacy, the first thing that comes to mind is often a children’s storytime or a bustling summer reading program. At Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library in Caldwell, Texas, you’ll certainly find these pro...
Publish Date: Webinar / 22 August 2023
In this session, learn about free and trustworthy financial literacy resources developed specifically for new immigrants and refugees.