Find Community Collaborators and Partners
As you interact with many members of your community through a variety of discovery strategies, you are likely to encounter individuals and/or organizations who may be productive partners for the space and service transformations you envision. It’s never too early to cultivate relationships with these community members or organizations so they are primed to work with you when you’re ready to take action on your transformation plans.
Connecting with Collaborators: Making Community Relationships Work (22:07 minute video)
Expand your perception of “partners” to include anyone in your community who has skills and enthusiasm to help realize the vision of a collaborative, participatory learning environment. (Note: when the presenter references the "learning guide," use the Connecting with Collaborators Worksheet.)
Use this worksheet as a companion to the Connecting with Collaborators video. Start identifying and tracking your potential community collaborators.
This guide presents advantages of collaboration, collaboration strategies, and potential partners in a handy checklist format.
This collection of tools and tips will help you find and forge successful partnerships. It includes:
- Compatible Library Partners Chart
- What to Consider When Entering into a Collaborative Process
- Tips and Techniques for Creating Strong Partnerships
- Ten Examples of Successful Library Collaborative Projects