Partnership Profile: Books & Brunch

The program below is one of many featured on ALA’s online clearinghouse for school/public library cooperation managed by the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation. Visit the clearinghouse to learn more or share your own exemplary partnership!‘ 

Title of Program: Books and Brunch
Type of Program: Special Events
Age level: Adult
Description of Program: We have a program each fall for school librarians and teachers called “Books and Brunch”. We highlight library services and materials that will help teachers in the classroom and school librarians. In the past, we have brought in authors to speak about their books and how to use them in the classroom. We also give practical information about booktalking, displays, database instruction and other information teachers can use. We have arranged with some of the schools for librarians and teachers to get inservice credit for attending this program. The library funds this program.

Contact Information:
Deborah L. Dubois
Outreach Librarian
Mansfield/Richland County Public Library
ddubois@mrcpl.org

Partnerships to the Nth Power

The coolest thing about forming partnerships between libraries, city agencies and community-based organizations is that they seem to develop exponentially.’  Maybe it’s just the nature of networking, maybe it’s that, like librarians, social workers and case managers in service agencies are used to doing more with less.’  Whatever the reason, every partnership I’ve gone into with folks in other youth-serving agencies has been worth more than the sum of its parts.

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