The author and her collaborators offer advice on how to cultivate and maintain effective collaborations within libraries and with community partners. An array of appendices with worksheets, examples, suggested readings, and other tools will inspire effective communication and accountability within your organization and among community allies.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Let’s Celebrate!
Chapter 1 The Library’s Role
Chapter 2 Working Together
Chapter 3 Too Much Red Tape
Chapter 4 Striving for Excellence
Chapter 5 Gaining Insight
Chapter 6 Staying Above the Fray
Chapter 7 Creating Your Future
Chapter 8 Putting Your Principles to Work
Chapter 9 Avoiding Tales of Woe—or Whoa!
Chapter 10 Practical Implementation
Chapter 11 Growing and Flourishing
Chapter 12 Sparking Curiosity
Chapter 13 Engaging Your Community
Chapter 14 It’s Magic!
Chapter 15 Everyday Efforts, Everyday Greatness
Chapter 16 Inspiring Your Community
Chapter 17 Celebrating Success!
Appendix A Worksheet: Growing My Community Collaboration
Appendix B Using Critical Incidents to Build Leadership Competence
Appendix C Strategies Inventory: Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge
Appendix D Action Plan Sample: Aligned Action Commitments for Early Childhood Advisory Councils
Appendix E Colorado Example: Earlier Is Easier
Appendix F Pondering Everyday Wisdom
Appendix G ALA Web Extras: Collaboration in Practice
Appendix H Suggested Reading