Partnerships & Collaboration
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 22, One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities
Publish Date: News / 22 October 2020
This webinar will highlight the multiple benefits of walking and walkable communities and how libraries can help lead community efforts.
Publish Date: News / 11 August 2020
The StoryWalk® ranks among the most ingenious ideas of the last 20 years. From humble origins in Montpelier, Vermont, this idea has spread throughout libraries across North America, and beyond. And in recent years, and especially with libraries close...
Publish Date: Webinar / 6 August 2020
If we are intentional, we can use these circumstances to grow our organizations and to address the digital access disparities in small and rural communities. A webinar hosted in collaboration with ARSL.
Publish Date: News / 28 May 2020
As libraries begin to consider offering services and programming in new or reimagined ways, some are looking at how to use outdoor spaces as a way to connect and engage with their communities. From parking lots to baseball diamonds, there are public ...
Publish Date: Webinar / 29 April 2020
This webinar will provide information on how libraries can collaborate with social work interns and programs, to provide critical services to community members and training and support for library staff.
Publish Date: Webinar / 8 April 2020
In this webinar, explore how public and school libraries can initiate and sustain collaborative relationships.
Publish Date: Webinar / 31 March 2020
This webinar will present a newly published call to action, offering strategies for public libraries to consider as they determine a local response to the nationwide opioid crisis.
Publish Date: News / 20 February 2020
With a determined stride and a big smile, Ida Abolins walks over to the writing desk at the window of the library in San Francisco and asks a young man bending over a pile of paper, "How are you doing?"
Overlooking the lavish City...
Publish Date: News / 13 February 2020
How is your library supporting the community in addressing questions about climate change? Do you think there is more you could do? The staff at the Mill Valley Public Library in California knew that they could do more and set out to engage the commu...
Publish Date: News / 16 January 2020
Law libraries can provide people with information, forms, and legal aid references to help them with their legal questions. Too often, however, people either don’t know that law libraries exist or may be intimidated to visit the...