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An Infopeople Webinar

  • Are you looking for new, innovative programs that involve other community organizations?
  • Are you excited about the idea of community partnerships, but not sure how to make contact or where to begin?

The library is the perfect place to encourage connections and partnerships of all kinds—whether it is to create unique volunteer opportunities, to provide “atypical” library services, or even to make a space for new ways of thinking! Libraries have become hubs for many community-related endeavors, and moving outside of its walls is no longer just a trend, it’s a necessity. But building community means actually getting the community involved. It also means establishing the right kind of connections.

Question: How can your library broaden its net of connections, and therefore, its value within the community? Answer: Through community partnerships!

This webinar will give you some basic tools and the inspiration you need to take the first steps toward a successful library community partnership. If you are interested in finding out how to make lasting connections with local organizations to help you better serve your public, this one-hour webinar is for you!

At the end of this webinar attendees will:

  • Be able to identify at least one potential partner connection for future programs or services.
  • Identify best practices to make contact and effectively set-up at least one new partnership, from marketing to communication.
  • Learn about libraries that maintain successful partnerships, as well as learn from the mistakes made through unsuccessful partnerships.
  • Discover the variety of possible community partnerships and their benefit to library organizations.

This webinar will be of interest to pubic library staff at all levels seeking ways to find and create community partnerships.

Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.

Speaker's slides

  • pptx [25.5mb]
  • pdf (Full slide) [4.4mb]
  • pdf (3 slides per page) [1.1mb]


  • Resources: docx [20kb] and pdf [160kb]

Chat, Q&A, Closed Captioning

  • Chat: pdf [21kb]
  • Q&A: pdf [21kb]
  • Closed captioning transcript: pdf [21kb]

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