Outreach

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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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Most Recently Added

Workforce Development: A Library Partnership Success Story

Publish Date: News / 31 May 2022

OCLC’s headquarters are in Dublin, Ohio, a neighbor to the award-winning Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML). Not only is CML frequented by OCLC employees because it’s their local system, but many of us visit (I work out of Pittsburgh, PA) from time ...

Listen. Partner. Follow Through: Community Engagement Principles

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 ...

Taking Care of Self, Staff, and Community

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.

Socially Connected Communities: Solutions for Social Isolation

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...

"Let's Talk Race" Toolkits

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.

Pima County Library: Building Community through Cultural Humility

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...

Community engagement

Where do you go for inspiration? Invigorate your community engagement efforts with advice from library leaders.