Best Practices

Community Development in a Library Context: an audio conference given by Annette DeFaveri on November 23rd, 2006 for the Education Institute.

Libraries need to be connected to their communities if they are to survive and grow. Community Development means connecting, consulting and working collaboratively with community members to understand the needs of the community and to inform the direction of library work and policies. Community Development is an energizing and vitalizing approach for libraries who want to build and strengthen their community connections in order to build strong and relevant libraries for the future.