Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities: Resources and Solutions: Resources and Solutions

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Ellis, Karen
IGI Global, Dec 31, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 256 pages
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Public libraries must connect to their local communities. Considering modern funding constraints, this can be best done by collaborating and partnering with other local organizations.

Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities: Resources and Solutions shows how these partnerships can be cultivated through projects, programming, funding, and extending the library’s presence through unique avenues. With a diverse set of contributions from state, local, educational, penal, and governmental libraries that actively pursue community involvement in a myriad of ways and through varying levels of commitment, the examples presented in this book will give librarians a better understanding of what might be possible for their unique requirements and limitations. This publication focuses on practical applications such as navigating an era of budget cuts and sparse resources to post-project analysis of programs that did not work effectively alongside success stories and ideas for the future.

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Contents

Neighborhood Resource Center
1
Waking Up the Neighborhood
15
El Dorado County Libraries in Collaboration with First 5 of El Dorado Children and Families Commission and Partnering Agencies
24
In Quest of Academic Achievement
39
Section 2
52
Lights Camera Library
53
A New Evolution in Science Collaboration
66
Cross Generational Learning Case Study
79
A Second Chance
127
A Rite of Passage
140
Section 4
148
Bridging the Divide
149
A Furry Partnership
163
A Tale of Two Schools
180
Compilation of References
193
Related References
200

Smart Investing
95
The Hampstead Carbon Challenge
111
Section 3
126
About the Contributors
223
Index
227
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Karen Ellis has been Director of the Taylor Public Library (TPL), TX, since 2004. She received her B.A. in English (1984) and Master’s in Library Science (1985) from Brigham Young University and has been working in public libraries in Texas since 1985. Karen started her professional career at the Victoria Public Library in south Texas, became a branch manager for the Harris County Public Library System in Houston, then Assistant Director for Public Services for the Nicholson Memorial Library System in the Dallas area, and finally Director of TPL (located northeast of Austin). She has reviewed books for Kliatt from 1986 to 2000 and for Library Journal since 1991. [Editor]

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