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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Publish Date: News / 21 November 2023
As libraries continue turning outward to communities, the importance of collaboration increases. We not only have to share information about core library services, we also have to share information about how and why we work with community partners on...
Publish Date: Webinar / 14 November 2023
Richland Library launched the open-source Let’s Talk Race Curriculum, providing a set of easy-to-follow resources for other organizations to implement locally to deepen community connections.
Publish Date: News / 14 November 2023
While everyone is affected by climate change, the impacts of climate change are not evenly distributed. That’s why it’s so crucial to consider the social and economic impact of our environmental choices in our responses to climate change. This articl...
Publish Date: News / 24 October 2023
Climate Action Planning requires attention in three main areas: mitigation, adaptation, and climate justice.
Publish Date: Webinar / 24 October 2023
Explore strategies for finding community partners and building relationships with them with the goal of truly working in collaboration with people they serve.
Publish Date: News / 3 October 2023
Library, archive, and museum staff face similar challenges when it comes to responding to a crisis, de-escalating conflict, and addressing burnout. Four new on-demand courses provide staff in cultural heritage institutions with information and tools ...
Publish Date: Webinar / 3 October 2023
This webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative will explore the disproportional impacts of climate change on systematically oppressed communities.
Publish Date: Webinar / 26 September 2023
This webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative features library and partner organizations on how they have prepared both libraries and communities for the impacts of climate change.
Publish Date: Webinar / 14 September 2023
Learn about the free tools in the Bridgebuilding Resource Hub and hear from public library staff who have offered bridgebuilding programs for deeper engagement with their communities.
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...