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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Serving Job Seekers: Partnerships With a Common Goal

 News / Last Modified: 06 June 2017

Last week WebJunction was pleased to host a webinar on Serving Job Seekers that brought together perspectives looking at national resources, state efforts, and work at the public library level. Michael Harding, WorkForce Analyst with the Employment a...

Communication and Partnerships - Tools

 Document / Last Modified: 06 June 2017

From Planning for Success Cookbook. Checklists and assessment matrices to accompany the Communication and Partnerships section.

Community Connections: Break with Tradition!

 Webinar / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

A webinar in collaboration with ARSL exploring ways to develop community connections, especially with local businesses, for libraries to extend their reach and to help build stronger communities.

Library Access for All Students: Stories from Five ConnectED Libraries

 News / Last Modified: 05 June 2017

In April 2015, President Barack Obama announced the ConnectED Library Challenge, an effort to "put a library card in the hand of every student," and in January 2016 the White House hosted a convening of representatives from about 50 of the ...