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

Meeting Global Challenges with Collaborative Leadership

Publish Date: News / 1 February 2023

Each year, the Global Council has selected an area of focus to help concentrate efforts around a challenge facing libraries around the world. This important work spans not only geographic regions, but all types of libraries, and provides opportunitie...

2023 National Day of Racial Healing

Publish Date: News / 3 January 2023

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.

Build New Community Connections with Partnership Marketing

Publish Date: News / 13 December 2022

Most high-level library marketing goals aim to expand services into new communities and increase engagement with current users. But traditional library marketing is often geared toward reaching people who already know and love the library. Partnershi...

Resources for Social Work and Library Collaboration

Publish Date: News / 28 November 2022

Library staff are known for their resourcefulness and commitment to adapting to help community members in need. But as the scope of library services has expanded to address complex social needs that aren’t being met elsewhere, it can feel overwhelmin...

Resources for Helping Unhoused Patrons

Publish Date: News / 10 November 2022

Libraries are central to our communities, as places where anyone is welcome to gather, connect, and learn, but for some members of our community, they represent much more than that. For many people experiencing homelessness, the library might be the ...

Libraries & Veterans National Forum Toolkit

Publish Date: News / 25 October 2022

Veterans, military service members, and their families are among users of virtually every library across the country. Indeed, libraries play a significant role in supporting veterans and military-affiliated patrons by welcoming them to the community,...

Community engagement

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