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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Together We Heal

Publish Date: News / 20 February 2024

Like many small-town libraries, Jarrell Community Library is an important place for connection. And through a recent Libraries for Heath grant, the library is offering new kinds of connections—to peer mental health specialists and an array of resourc...

Survey on Climate and Environmental Health in Libraries

Publish Date: News / 30 January 2024

STAR Net would like to invite you to complete a short survey to inform the design of the 2024 Climate Action Symposium: Exploring Collaborations with Libraries, Community-Based Organizations, and Public Health Agencies.

Programs that Walk the Talk

Publish Date: News / 12 December 2023

Throughout this Climate Action series, we have discussed strategies and practical steps libraries can take toward sustainability, as well as resources to support these efforts. The Sustainable Libraries Initiative can help support a balanced approach...

Living Our Values Out Loud: Programs that Walk the Talk

Publish Date: Webinar / 28 November 2023

This webinar with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative features practitioners who have found ways to design, implement, and evaluate programs using frameworks that better represent their library’s values.