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Both schools and public libraries have the same goal to help people become lifelong learners and effective and efficient users of information. There are many mutual benefits of collaborating with your area public schools. You already have the same audience. Why don’t you reach them more effectively and benefit all involved? We will look at past successful collaborations. You will have a toolkit of sample forms to help you reach out to your fellow school district and/or public library.

This is a six-week Moodle course run asynchroniously, meaning you will never need to login to a class on a certain date/time. This course will begin the week of July 13, 2015.

Learning Outcomes

This course will help participants:
  • Show the benefits of collaboration to your local school board
  • Initially make contact with teachers about your services
  • See different services your library can offer the schools
  • Use the schools’ reach can help you market your library programs and circulate more books

Who Should Attend

Public librarians and school librarians who want to find ways to work together.