Community Relationships

Libraries are uniquely positioned at the heart of local, campus and school communities, enjoying public trust as repositories of knowledge and offering democratic access. The transformed library leverages its assets to open up new possibilities and go beyond informing to dynamically engaging communities.

ALA Center for Civic Life ALA Center for Civic Life
Fostering public deliberation and promoting engagement through libraries.
Libraries Transforming CommunitiesLibraries Transforming Communities
Providing librarians and libraries with tools and training to lead community engagement and innovation.
ResourcesResources
Other resources, models, ideas, activities and information for building your library’s community relationships.