Librarians Build Communities


Our Story

After Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, some dedicated librarians volunteered their time to help rebuild another community.



To connect librarians with libraries and community organizations in need of skilled volunteers in order to form meaningful volunteer opportunities and to improve awareness of the expertise librarians possess.


LBC In Action

Building on the success in New Orleans, local groups are harnessing the power of librarians in their own communities


Get Involved

Have a project that needs librarians? Are you a librarian who wants to share your skills and help out in your own community?

Join the discussion and shape the future of LBC at ALA in San Francisco!

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Sierra Suite A

Register your interest on the Conference Scheduler

What does the phrase "librarians build communities" mean to you? Our project began with the idea that librarians can demonstrate commitment through volunteer work, but we recognize our engagement and commitments as library staff stretch far beyond that. To realize our full potential as a membership initiative group and eventually as a round table, we'd like to support, encourage, and recognize all forms of community connection. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm to this meeting to help craft the next movement in ALA and our profession - one that will celebrate the contributions and value that librarians bring to our communities.


Changing the world, one community at a time...