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ERIC Number: ED459854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 154
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Joint Ventures: The Promise, Power and Performance of Partnering.
Francisco, Grace; Hannah, Kathryn Covier; Keller, Shelly G.; Waters, Joan; Wong, Patricia M. Y.
This document provides case studies that represent a sampling of successful public library joint ventures in California and other U.S. cities and counties. Chapter 1 defines what a partnership is and how a joint venture differs from a partnership. It also describes the benefits of partnering, the knowledge, attitude, and skills required, and how to develop, evaluate, and promote new partnerships. Chapter 2 addresses library partnerships with public agencies and provides four case studies that exemplify those types of library partnerships. Chapter 3 identifies library partnerships with foundations and nonprofits, supplies six case studies, and offers details on community foundations in California. Chapter 4 explores library partnerships with businesses and provides four case studies, three of them from libraries outside of California. Chapter 5 outlines information on library partnerships with the media and three case studies of successful library/media partnerships. Chapter 6 provides an A to Z guide to partnership methodology and structure. (Contains 25 references.) (MES)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC. Inst. of Museum and Library Services.
Authoring Institution: California State Library, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California