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Author Edwards, Julie Biando.

Title Transforming libraries, building communities : the community-centered library / Julie Biando Edwards, Melissa S. Robinson, Kelley Rae Unger
Published Lanham : The Scarecrow Press, Inc., [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 230 pages)
Contents Community-centered library services : their importance and relevance -- Community-centered libraries : the hearts of revitalized communities -- The future of libraries, now -- Allocate the resources -- Think like a programmer -- Networking collaborations -- Get grants -- Libraries as centers of civic action -- Libraries as centers for sustainability -- Libraries as cultural reflections of the community -- Libraries as community centers for diverse populations -- Libraries as centers for the arts -- Libraries as universities -- Libraries as champions of youth
Summary This book is for those moving their library beyond places to find information. Written by practicing public librarians and an academic librarian with an interest in public libraries, the book focuses on how public 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Libraries and community -- United States.
Public libraries -- Cultural programs -- United States.
Public services (Libraries) -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Robinson, Melissa S., 1983-
Unger, Kelley Rae, 1978-
ISBN 0810891824 (electronic bk.)
9780810891821 (electronic bk.)