Partnerships & Collaboration

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When the library builds partnerships, it strengthens the ties to its community, shares resources, and builds positive relationships with diverse stakeholders. Reaching out to initiate community partnerships begins with identifying both traditional and non-traditional partners and exploring new ways to work together. Effective collaborations are sustained through a shared commitment to serving the ever-changing needs of the community.

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Library Kitchens and Cooking Programs

 News / Last Modified: 13 September 2019

Frequently we spot posts on Facebook groups, like ALA Think Tank or the Programming Librarian Interest Group, that get us really excited. Today was one of those days, when we saw a question posted by someone who's library has just opened a renovated ...

Programs for Culinary Literacy at the Gwinnett County Public Library

 News / Last Modified: 11 September 2019

The number of libraries offering garden and culinary-focused programming have been "growing" and we love to highlight the ways libraries are innovating in this area. We recently had the opportunity to speak with staff at the Gwinnett County...

Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

 News / Last Modified: 09 September 2019

A collection of resources, webinars, courses, video, and articles on libraries and how they serve the homeless in their communities.

Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses

 Webinar / Last Modified: 09 September 2019

WebJunction and PLA invites libraries and their community partners to join this virtual town hall discussion about current library needs and possible responses to the nation's opioid crisis.

ConnectED Library Challenge Summit

 News / Last Modified: 09 September 2019

The White House hosted a convening on Tuesday, with mayors, county executives, school superintendents, and library leaders from approximately 50 cities and counties, as part of a national initiative to connect students to public library system resour...

Serving Job Seekers: Partnerships With a Common Goal

 News / Last Modified: 04 September 2019

Last week WebJunction was pleased to host a webinar on Serving Job Seekers that brought together perspectives looking at national resources, state efforts, and work at the public library level. Michael Harding, WorkForce Analyst with the Employment a...

DEV DEV: A Summer of Code

 News / Last Modified: 04 September 2019

In July 2013, the Chattanooga Public Library hosted fifty teens ages 12-18 for DEV DEV: Summer of Code. Made possible through a partnership between the library, Engage 3D, AIGA Chattanooga, and by funding from the Benwood Foundation, the DEV DEV prog...

Opioid Crisis: Libraries, Resources, Context and Data

 News / Last Modified: 04 September 2019

Over two million people in the U.S. are estimated to be dependent on prescription opioids or heroin. This national epidemic is affecting communities of all sizes and the public libraries that serve them. We've begun to collect links to news, resource...