Outreach Resources for Services to Bookmobile Communities
The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, in partnership with the groups listed below, has assembled the following key resources to assist library and information workers in the provision of quality bookmobile and outreach services. Bookmobiles and direct-delivery outreach services are, and continue to be an integral, vital part of libraries around the country. For over 100 years bookmobiles have served rural, urban, suburban and tribal areas, bringing access to information and life-long learning resources to all classes and communities. Bookmobiles are a central part of library service, and the ALA, through its Subcommittee on Bookmobiles, is firmly committed to recognizing their contribution to public life with the goal to highlight their value and extend their reach.
Stories from the Field
Visit the OLOS Outreach Columns blog for tips and tales from from the field. The goal of the Bookmobiles Column is to provide information, answers, successful program reviews, interviews with interesting Bookmobile staff like yourself, and any other exciting ideas or news that comes our way about Bookmobile Service.
Contacts and Groups
- Bookmobile Wiki (hosted by OLOS)
- Handbook for Mobile Services Staff - ALA 2008 Edition (pdf)
- National Bookmobile Guildelines
- Join ALA's Virtual Parade of Bookmobiles: A Celebration of Bookmobile Services