Mark your calendars! The DLIG will be sponsoring Town and Gown: Collaborations Between a Public LIbrary and an Academic Library at the 2010 ALAO Annual Conference. Speakers Krista McDonald, of Miami University Hamilton, and Carol Bowling, of Hamilton Lane Public Library, will discuss the importance of collaboration in Salon D during the 2 -2:50 pm time slot.
If you haven’t signed up for the ALAO Annual Conference yet, you can do so on the Conference Website. We hope to see you there!
Partnerships and collaborations have become increasingly important for all types of organizations during the recent economic downturn. This is especially true in both public and academic libraries throughout the state of Ohio. Although we have different missions and serve a different clientele, this public library and academic library have found ways to work in tandem to provide more seamless library support for the community. In this
session, we’ll discuss some of those projects. Specifically, we will discuss our collaboration on programming, co-sponsoring an annual poetry reading in celebration of National Poetry Month and a session of the African-American Read-In Chain. We’ll also describe our joint efforts to address the influx of distance learners seeking academic level research assistance and materials at the public library. Finally, we’ll talk about the academic library’s activities in support of the public library’s operating levy campaign.