Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Transforming Libraries, Building Communities: The Community-Centered Library

Edwards, Julie Biando, Melissa S. Robinson, and Kelley Rae Unger. Transforming Libraries, Building Communities: The Community-Centered Library. Scarecrow Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-8108-9181-4

Oriented toward public libraries, this the book focuses on how libraries can become more community centered and, by doing so, how they can transform both themselves and their communities. The authors argue that focusing on building community through innovative and responsive services and programs will be the best way for the public library to reposition itself in the years to come.

Table of Contents
Foreword by Kathleen de la Peña McCook
Part 1
Chapter 1 - Community-Centered Library Services: Their Importance and Relevance
Chapter 2 - Community-Centered Libraries: The Hearts of Revitalized Communities
Chapter 3 - The Future of Libraries, Now
Part 2
Chapter 4 - Allocate the Resources
Chapter 5 - Think Like a Programmer
Chapter 6 - Networking
Chapter 7 - Collaborations
Chapter 8 - Get Grants
Part 3
Chapter 9 - Libraries as Centers of Civic Action
Chapter 10 - Libraries as Centers for Sustainability
Chapter 11 - Libraries as Cultural Reflections of the Community
Chapter 12 - Libraries as Community Centers for Diverse Populations
Chapter 13 - Libraries as Centers for the Arts
Chapter 14 - Libraries as Universities
Chapter 15 - Libraries as Champions of Youth