Connecting the Dots: Community Library Collaborations Follow-up

On December 7, Finger Lakes Library System hosted a community engagement workshop with Tom Vitale, Outreach Coordinator for the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System in Jamestown, NY. Tom discussed ways to connect with community partners to strengthen your library.

Links to Materials:

  • Presentation
  • Handouts (Please note that Jenny is currently working on a community connections guide for each county like the examples on pages 14 and 15)


  • It’s About Knowing Your Library…
  • It’s About Vision!
  • It’s About Reaching Out into the Community!

Please contact Tom with questions:

For Further Learning:

  • Inspired Collaboration: Ideas for Discovering and Applying Your Potential, A20519096736
  • Librarians as Community Partners: An Outreach Handbook, A20515278441 or A20516718779
  • Library Partnerships: Making Connections Between School and Public Libraries, A20517875126

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