Nonprofits and Libraries: Collaboration for the Public Good

Libraries and Nonprofits: Collaboration for the Public Good explores how working relationships between libraries and nonprofits can provide impactful services and programming to communities. In this 60-minute webinar, you'll learn strategies for developing nonprofits partnerships outside of the cultural sector and how you can embrace your services through collaboration. 

The instructors address motivations, structures, and successes of nonprofit organizations that use library models for service delivery in the United States and abroad. They will highlight best practices for successful library and nonprofit collaboration geared towards libraries that have begun to participate in community engagement, outreach, and advocacy as well as public and social sector organizations interested in developing innovative service delivery models.   

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, the participant will be able to: 

  • Understand the role of nonprofits in a community
  • Identify potential nonprofit partners and articulate a pitch to collaboration with them
  • Identify methods of assessment for nonprofit partnerships

Who Should Attend

This content is particularly relevant to librarians and staff that produce public facing programs and deliver public services, including outreach, library marketing, and communications, library administrators and friends of library groups


Tatiana Bryant, Outreach and Promotion Librarian, Adelphi University, has provided reference, instruction, and outreach in academic, special and public libraries for over ten years

Jonathan Cain, Head of Data Initiatives, University of Oregon, has provided data services and management in academic libraries for over ten years. 



Individual registration rates are as follows:

RUSA members: $45

ALA Members: $50

ALA student & retired members: $25

Non-members: $65

Group rate: $99 single login, $38/per person multiple logins (min 2 people)

How to Register

Register Online

Tech Requirements

This webinar will be offered using Zoom. Please ensure that you have internet connection. Audio for these sessions will be streamed over computer speakers and via a teleconference line. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat. 


Questions about your registration should be directed to

Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Ninah Moore, RUSA Training & Events Coordinator, at

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!