Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities: Resources and Solutions, 1st Edition

  • Karen Ellis
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  • ISBN-10: 1613503881
  • ISBN-13: 9781613503881
  • DDC: 021.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 254 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Public libraries must connect to their local communities. Considering modern funding constraints, this can be best done by collaborating and partnering with other local organizations. PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS IN PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMUNITIES: RESOURCES AND SOLUTIONS shows how these partnerships can be cultivated through projects, programming, funding, and extending the library’s presence through unique avenues. With a diverse set of contributions from state, local, educational, penal, and governmental libraries that actively pursue community involvement in a myriad of ways and through varying levels of commitment, the examples presented in this book will give librarians a better understanding of what might be possible for their unique requirements and limitations. This publication focuses on practical applications such as navigating an era of budget cuts and sparse resources to post-project analysis of programs that did not work effectively alongside success stories and ideas for the future.View the brochure now to learn more!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Reviewers.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Section 1.
2: Neighborhood Resource Center: The Library Partnership.
3: Waking up the Neighborhood: Partnerships with Local Businesses and Art Communities.
4: El Dorado County Libraries in Collaboration with First 5 of El Dorado Children and Families Commission and Partnering Agencies.
5: In Quest of Academic Achievement: A Public Library's Partnerships in Onitsha, Anambra State, South East Nigeria.
6: Section 2.
7: Lights, Camera, Library: Building Community through World Class Film.
8: A New Evolution in Science Collaboration.
9: Cross – Generational Learning Case Study: A Working Partnership between Malahide Library and Malahide (Post-Primary) Community School.
10: Smart Investing: Partnering to Promote Financial Literacy - the Orange County Library System Experience.
11: The Hampstead Carbon Challenge.
12: Section 3.
13: A Second Chance.
14: A Rite of Passage: New York Public Library Passages Academy.
15: Section 4.
16: Bridging the Divide.
17: A Furry Partnership.
18: A Tale of Two Schools.
Compilation of References.
Related References.
About the Contributors.