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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Civil Legal Aid Program at the Cleveland Public Library Meets Local Needs

 News / Last Modified: 18 July 2019

The Cleveland Public Library and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland had been working in partnership for years, offering several legal aid workshops on general topics that were open to the public. But Aaron Mason, the library's Assistant Director, Out...

Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses

 Webinar / Last Modified: 02 July 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.

Planning a Library Con or Pop Culture Festival

 News / Last Modified: 11 June 2019

Librarian Recommended blogger, Elia Juarez, shares her experience and expertise on planning and hosting a LibraryCon.

We hosted our library's sixth LibraryCon on May 4 (with over 650 attendees!), and each year, we've learned somethi...

Hunger and Libraries: Snacks, Backpacks and More

 News / Last Modified: 06 June 2019

Autumn is an excellent time of year to highlight ways libraries are fighting hunger in their communities, and October is a great month to start planning for summer lunch and learning programs. Below you’ll find a list of some resources for learning m...

Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

 News / Last Modified: 29 May 2019

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

Big Talk (Ideas, Collaboration, Difference) from Small Libraries 2016

 News / Last Modified: 02 May 2019

The fifth annual Big Talk from Small Libraries online conference was once again a showcase of the great work small libraries do across the United States and Canada. On February 26, 470 attendees from all over North America listened in on 12 speakers ...