This looks like a good collaborative effort.
McClure, Janell (2014) “Georgia Library Spotlight – Cobb County School District and Cobb County Public Library Collaboration,” Georgia Library Quarterly: Vol. 51: Iss. 1, Article 4.
“The two groups chose to adopt the same program ‘theme’ in an effort to maintain a consistent message among school and library patrons.”
OCLC’s WebJunction is offering a webinar on Thursday, March 27th at 2PM EST titled “Health Happens in Libraries: Prioritizing Patron and Partner Engagement”.
This webinar will focus on how libraries can integrate health information according to the best practices developed by the Health Happens in Libraries project team. If you are interested, you can register here.
This article was just published in the BCLA Browser: Linking the Library Landscape, Vol 6, No 1 (2014)
“BC public libraries take a collaborative step forward in support of service excellence” by Barbara Kelly and June Stockdale
June Stockdale, Chief Librarian at the Nelson Public Library and Barbara Kelly, Project Manager on behalf of the BC Libraries Cooperative for the Digital Learning Objects Repository, invite everyone to be part of the growing conversation about a new service that will make the sharing of program and training ideas, templates, outlines, and scripts easy and effective.
Thanks to Gary Price for alerting us to this.
UK: Two-Year Pilot Project Begins That Will Provide Public Libraries & Their Users With Free Access to Scholarly Articles
This collaborative project is named “Access to Research” and will provide free full text journal articles to UK public library users (in-library access only) from several academic publishers. A “test” of the pilot ran for a few months during 2013 at 10 libraries around the UK.
Here are two new items today.
The Internet Reviews was published in a recent C&RL News; it noted the Digital Library of the Caribbean.
The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a collaborative international digitization project involving 18 partner institutions from around the Caribbean region. Culling collections from academic libraries, private collections, and archives, dLOC documents the diverse historical and cultural legacies of the many islands and surrounding areas of the Caribbean.
“Community Collaboration: Phoenix Public Library Joining Arizona St. University’s Alexandria Co-Working Network.” Found via the InfoDocket.
The Alexandria Co-Working Network is an ASU initiative that brings people together in collaboration spaces in public libraries across Arizona. The new space at Burton Barr Central Library will support the entrepreneurs, inventors, problem-solvers and small-business owners across the Valley who need help to advance their ideas but don’t currently have access to the necessary tools.
ALA RUSA RSS Job & Career Reference Committee sponsored a presentation from the St. Paul Public Library about their work to assist patrons with unemployment through library services and community partnerships.
View the recorded webinar here.
Libraries Unlimited published “Better Serving Teens through School Library-Public Library Collaborations” by Cherie Pandora and Stacey Hayman in August 2013. The main focus of the book is how school and public libraries can collaborate to better serve patron needs while minimizing costs. Much of the book is available to read on Google Books, and can be purchased from the link above or on Amazon.
This article was published in a recent issue of the South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science.
From borders and landscape to ecosystem: reconfiguring library services to meet the needs of South African youth, by Genevieve Hart and Mary Nassimbeni.
In this article we consider the configuration of the South African library and information services (LIS) sector, and analyse the extent to which its structuring facilitates or hinders optimum service to the children and youth of South Africa. The background to our investigation is the crisis in public schooling and the plight of South African youth who suffer disproportionate rates of poverty and unemployment. In our investigation we examine the planning and practice in two new libraries – one a community library, and one a joint-use library for learners and local residents – in an effort to establish the extent to which libraries may partner with schools to take advantage of new thinking that recommends a whole system approach, encapsulated in the metaphor of LIS as an ecosystem. We conclude that this new approach might generate models of service delivery that transcend boundaries that traditionally delineate and confine sub-sectors in the LIS sector.
Keywords: South Africa; library as ecosystem; public libraries; school libraries; collaboration
Libraries and the Secretary of State are rolling out a proactive effort to meet the needs of the community. Will this become a model for other states?
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, joined by state and local library officials, today announced a new partnership to improve service for both library and Secretary of State customers….
As part of the joint effort, called ExpressSOS CONNECT – Libraries, libraries across the state will be highlighted as points to access online Secretary of State services. The Secretary of State’s office will also send out regular news updates to libraries with information their users may need, ranging from election reminders to changes in election or driving laws, traffic safety tips and information about how to access Secretary of State services.