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Free webinar: Library partnerships

Library e-government resource Lib2gov today announced “A Library Partnership = Neighborhood Resource Center,” a free webinar that will explore library community partnerships:

Alachua County Library District
Alachua County Library District

This webinar highlights the Library Partnership of the Alachua County Library District (ACLD), which is a collaboration with the Partnership for Strong Families and over 30 other service providers expanding the traditional library role in its community. By sharing space, library staff and social service partners provide coordinated and complementary services to meet a client’s full needs. ACLD has now modeled a second branch, Cone Park, to offer similar services.

Both of these branches are in at-risk, low-income areas of the City of Gainesville. Alachua County Library District (ACLD) originally became involved with e-government through a collaboration with NEFLIN (Northeast Florida Library Information Network) to administer a two-year LSTA grant. The grant goals were to research, develop and provide e-government service at libraries throughout the north-central Florida region. As networking for this project expanded, the concept of a neighborhood resource center combining a library and all its resources with community service providers, both governmental and non-profit, became a reality.

Date: March 4, 2015
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST
Register for this free event

Speaker: Chris Culp is Public Services Division Director in the Alachua County Library District. Chris has a background in academic and school libraries, as well as non-profit organizations.

If you cannot attend this live session, a recorded archive will be available to view at your convenience. To view past webinars also done in collaboration with iPAC, please visit

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Jessica McGilvray

Jessica McGilvray is a former member of the Washington Office government relations team.

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  1. To Jessica McGilvary, Deputy Director ALA Washington Office of Govt. Relations.

    Can you send me the 2015 NLLD Issues Briefs or send me the link where they are posted? Thanks!

    Daria Bossman, State Librarian South Dakota

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