Working with Community Groups

Article iconEffectively Collaborating with Other Libraries and Partners
Article: Techsoup
http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/Cookbooks/Planning%20for%20Success/
Communication%20and%20Partnerships/effectively-collaborating-with-other-l

Techsoup article includes the benefits of working with others, examples of partners and what you can do as well has several printable plans.


Article iconCommunity Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way
Article: American Libraries Magazine
http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2012/06/13/community-reference-making-libraries-indispensable-in-a-new-way/
Amy Long, Colbe Galston, Elizabeth Kelsen Huber, and Katherine Johnson talk about different ways that you can build a relationship with other organizations, embed librarians around your community and provide better services. 


PDF iconWorking with Community Action Groups: Local Activism Series
PDF: Raising Voices
http://raisingvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/downloads/Activism/SBL/WorkingCommunityActionGroups.pdf
Raising Voices workbook provides steps for finding and deciding on community action groups (special focus on groups for women). 


Webinar iconThe Little Library that Could (and Did!)
Webinar: Big Talk From Small Libraries
http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/bigtalk/previous-conferences/2015-presentations/the-little-library-that-could-and-did/
This recorded conference presentation discusses the effect a small library can have on a town in New York.