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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Library Offers Training to Enhance Job-readiness in the Community

 News / Last Modified: 08 March 2018

In 2016, Berkeley County in South Carolina was seeing an increase in businesses opening or moving to the area, bringing new job opportunities for community members. The Berkeley County Library System, along with their partners with the local school d...

Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

 News / Last Modified: 06 March 2018

A collection of resources, webinars, courses, video, and articles on libraries and how they serve the homeless in their communities.

Take a Walk, Read a Book, Have an Adventure

 News / Last Modified: 22 February 2018

The East Bonner County Library District wanted to combine outdoor fun and reading to serve their community in a unique way. They found an opportunity to deliver a family-friendly programming activity when Kaniksu Land Trust approached them with the i...

Reflections on Opioid Crisis Town Hall

 News / Last Modified: 08 February 2018

In collaboration with the Public Library Association, WebJunction hosted the Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses, on September 12, 2017 (see Town Hall Summary). Three months following the event, we surveyed participants, asking them ...

Racial Equity in the Library, Part One: Where to Start?

 News / Last Modified: 20 December 2017

For this two-part series, WebJunction takes a look at a complex and broad issue: racial equity in the library. As we participate in conversations about the future of the library and its critical place within community, equity issues continue to surfa...

Civil Legal Aid Program at the Cleveland Public Library Meets Local Needs

 News / Last Modified: 12 December 2017

The Cleveland Public Library and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland had been working in partnership for years, offering several legal aid workshops on general topics that were open to the public. But Aaron Mason, the library's Assistant Director, Out...

Hunger and Libraries: Snacks, Backpacks and More

 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...

Family Literacy at a Food Pantry

 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.