Your Library Can Achieve Successful Community Partnerships

Your Library Can Achieve Successful Community Partnerships
90-minute workshop
Facilitated by Paul Signorelli

Thursday, April 18
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30 Central
12:30 Mountain | 11:30am Pacific

Building partnerships with community businesses and organizations is a fantastic way for libraries to address the increased demand for library services that coincides with current funding cuts. These partnerships offer the opportunity to engage with influential members of the community who can help raise funds for new services as well as showcase the library’s value. In this workshop, Signorelli will show you how to build productive community partnerships that will help your library engage in meaningful projects while enhancing its standing in the community.
Topics discussed this workshop include:
• How collaborations are developed
• Identifying potential partners within a community
• How to identify economic, educational, and social needs that libraries and businesses both meet
• Completing a needs assessment in order to develop focused projects
• Techniques for bringing stakeholders together
Paul Signorelli has more than 20 years’ experience as a learning leader for libraries, organizations, and businesses. He serves as a writer, trainer, onsite and online presenter, and consultant for a variety of organizations and remains active in the American Library Association Learning Round Table and with ASTD (the American Society for Training & Development), where he has held leadership positions at the local and national level, including his current role (through December 2013) as a member of ASTD’s National Advisors for Chapters.