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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October 3, Living Our Values Out Loud: Programs that Walk the Talk

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.

October 3, Climate Justice

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.

Getting Started with Climate Action Planning

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...

50 Years of Hip Hop

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...

Transforming Lives with Adult Literacy Programs

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...

Climate Action Planning (Part 1): An Introduction

Publish Date: Webinar / 16 August 2023

This webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative informs where your time and energy can be best spent in the face of the overwhelming nature of climate action.