Successful Practices in Library Programs & Services
It’s no secret that Ohio’s libraries are among the best in the nation. Public libraries consistently top the rankings compiled by Thomas Hennen, garner high scores on the Library Journal Index of Library Service, and win prestigious awards. For example, the Columbus Metropolitan Library was selected as the Gale Cengage Library of the Year in 2010. It’s no wonder that libraries all around the state have established programs and services that can be hailed as best practices. This issue of our newsletter takes a look at successful programs including a school & public library in Cardington's Choose to Read Ohio collaborative project, a celebration of National Library week at Franklin University Nationwide Library, and a partnership between the Westerville Public Library and the local arts community that uses exhibits to encourage interest, increase awareness, and build community. We hope reading about these successful practices encourages you to think about examples of things you are doing in your own library that might be a best practice, as well as ways in which you might be able to adapt these successful practices identified here to fit the needs of your own community.
In addition, WebJunction is a resource for sharing and discovering successful practices in library programs and services. Ohio specific content is located on WebJunction Ohio. Workforce recovery content associated with Project Compass includes successful strategies and resources for staff and patron training, outreach, partnerships and more.
WebJunction webinars are available at no cost to WebJunction Ohio members and feature outstanding presenters on timely and relevant topics for all types of libraries. If you missed the Trends in Library Training and Learning 2011 online conference you can access the archives and handouts on WebJunction.
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