Posts Tagged ‘community building’
May 22, 2013 | 14 commentsTags: community building, new librarians, public libraries, teen services, teens, ya librarianship, ya services
In brief: During my first professional position I found myself building a teen services program from scratch at a public library in a small town. In this article, I reflect on some of what I learned through that experience, including the value of data, the importance of having a vision, how much relationships matter, and…
March 21, 2012 | 7 comments
By Lana Mariko Wood Librarians and library school students have a lot to gain by sharing their skills with groups outside of the library, such as community organizations, social justice groups, and non-profits. By building coalitions and offering support to different groups, librarians help lend their particular expertise while simultaneously advancing the roles of these groups….