Considering Community Partnerships and New Projects: Advice from the Field
Journal of Library Administration
There are many considerations to take before embarking on a new project or creating a new community partnership. Many such considerations are undocumented and not widely taught in Master of Library and Information Science programs. This article fills in the gap with suggested steps to take before implementing a new service or partnership. Recommendations stem from the author’s own experiences and aim to help public library workers—from staff to administration—avoid possible pitfalls and become effective advocates for focus and intentionality.
Community partnerships, job creep, mission creep, partnership assessment, warm handoff
Morgan Rose Pershing. "Considering Community Partnerships and New Projects: Advice from the Field" Journal of Library Administration (2023): 278-283. https://doi.org/10.1080/01930826.2022.2159245