Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Inspired Collaboration: Ideas for Discovering and Applying Your Potential

Stoltz, Dorothy. Inspired Collaboration: Ideas for Discovering and Applying Your Potential. ALA Editions, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-8389-1396-3

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!

Part I    Why Collaborate?

Chapter 1    The Library’s Role
Chapter 2    Working Together

Part II    The Trials of Collaboration

Chapter 3    Too Much Red Tape
Chapter 4    Striving for Excellence
Chapter 5    Gaining Insight
Chapter 6    Staying Above the Fray

Part III    A New Way to Plan and Implement

Chapter 7    Creating Your Future
Chapter 8    Putting Your Principles to Work
Chapter 9    Avoiding Tales of Woe—or Whoa!
Chapter 10    Practical Implementation

Part IV    Engagement—The Heart of Collaboration

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