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Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities

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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

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. Partnerships Defined
    2. OBJECTIVES AND MISSION
  6. Section 1:
    1. Chapter 1: Neighborhood Resource Center
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT IS THE LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP?
      4. WHY THIS COMMUNITY NEEDS THE LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP
      5. THE AGENCIES INVOLVED
      6. HOW THE LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP STARTED
      7. GOOD FORTUNE
      8. HOW THE LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP WORKS
      9. WHY THE LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP IS EFFECTIVE
      10. OUTCOME MEASURES
      11. THE LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP AS CATALYST FOR OTHER PROJECTS
      12. THE LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP – CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Waking Up the Neighborhood
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LOCAL BUSINESSES
      4. THE ART COMMUNITY
      5. COMMUNITY EVENTS
      6. GROWING THE LIBRARY’S SUCCESS
    3. Chapter 3: El Dorado County Libraries in Collaboration with First 5 of El Dorado Children and Families Commission and Partnering Agencies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: EL DORADO COUNTY LIBRARIES AND PARTNERING AGENCIES
      4. EDC LIBRARY EARLY LITERACY-BASED PROGRAM ELEMENTS
      5. ON-GOING EARLY LITERACY- BASED PROGRAMS AT THE EDC LIBRARIES IN COLLABORATION WITH PARTNERING AGENCIES
      6. DATA COLLECTION FOR EDC LIBRARY PROGRAMS
      7. UNEXPECTED OUTCOMES
      8. DEVELOPMENT OF EARLY LITERACY MATERIALS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND PARENTS
      9. COMMUNITY OUTREACH WITH COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS
      10. OUTREACH NETWORK OF COLLABORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS AT EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND CHILD CARE ORGANIZATION
      11. FUTURE PLANS AND COLLABORATIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: In Quest of Academic Achievement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. COLLABORATIVE INTERVENTION STRATEGIES
      5. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2:
    1. Chapter 5: Lights, Camera, Library
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FORMATION OF A THREE-WAY PARTNERSHIP
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 6: A New Evolution in Science Collaboration
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Evolution of collaboration
      4. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 7: Cross – Generational Learning Case Study
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PARTNERSHIP
      5. ASSESSMENT
      6. FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 8: Smart Investing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DEVELOPING A PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT THE WORKSHOPS
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX A
      8. APPENDIX B
    5. Chapter 9: The Hampstead Carbon Challenge
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE HAMPSTEAD CARBON CHALLENGE PROJECT
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3:
    1. Chapter 10: A Second Chance
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. THE PARTNERS
      5. Main FOCUS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. What Worked and What Didn’t
      8. FuTURE rESEARCH dIRECTIONS
      9. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 11: A Rite of Passage
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4:
    1. Chapter 12: Bridging the Divide
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE CASE STUDY
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 13: A Furry Partnership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS
      5. PROGRAM GOALS
      6. FUTURE PLANS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 14: A Tale of Two Schools
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TPL PARTNERSHIP WITH TISD
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
      6. TPL PARTNERSHIP WITH TEMPLE COLLEGE
      7. BENEFITS
      8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors
  12. Related References