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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News / Last Modified: 06 December 2017
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...
Webinar / Last Modified: 22 November 2017
In this webinar, learn how Cazenovia Public Library operates learning-focused programs for the whole family at a local food pantry.
News / Last Modified: 22 November 2017
Many public libraries offer a summer reading program, but the IMLS National Medal award-winning Cecil County Public Library's program is unique in its focus. Sociologist Karl Alexander's 30-year longitudinal study of socioeconomic differences in chil...
Webinar / Last Modified: 17 November 2017
This webinar presented in collaboration with Feeding America, provides strategies for libraries to partner with food banks to address community food insecurity.
News / Last Modified: 10 November 2017
The Jacksonville Public Library in northeast Florida consists of 21 locations and a library staff ready and willing to connect their community to the resources they need – including support with civil legal issues. In 2014, Lisa Buggs, Coordinator of...
News / Last Modified: 09 November 2017
As a library looks ahead to its busiest programming schedule of the year, why would it consider becoming a summer meal site? At Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), staff realized kids were hungry from the time they arrived at 9am until they left at ...
News / Last Modified: 08 November 2017
The opioid overdose and addiction crisis is crashing through American cities and towns. Opioids, including prescription drugs and heroin, now kill 91 people each day and the number of opioid associated deaths have more than quadrupled since 1999.
Webinar / Last Modified: 23 September 2017
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.
Webinar / Last Modified: 14 August 2017
This webinar showcases information and resources from the Rural Information Center made available to libraries and other organizations working to maintain the vitality of America's rural communities.
Webinar / Last Modified: 29 June 2017
This webinar presents creative and successful strategies for online outreach, connecting users to digital collections, and engaging communities through information.