Monday, November 21, 2005
School & Public Library Collaboration
One of the American Association of School Librarians 12th National Conference workshops that I mentioned in my 11/9/05 posting was a session entitled "Scratching Each Others' Library Backs: School and Public Libraries Tell All." I looked through the conference handouts, and discovered information about how to access over 200 examples of school/public library cooperation that was collected by the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Joint Task Force on School Public Library Cooperation. The School/Public Library Cooperation website contains program ideas submitted by librarians throughout the country, a bibliography on school/public library cooperation, a list of exemplary websites, and a form so you can add your story to the collection. If you want some great ideas on how schools and public libraries can support each other, please take a look at this site.