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  • 1. Wayne Finley, Business Northern Illinois University Libraries Joanna Kluever Julia Hull District Library IFLA 2010
  • 2.  Partnership between two or more organizations  Common building  Unique, separate entities
  • 3.  Private businesses  Government agencies  Public libraries  Primary and secondary schools  Universities  Most common:  Educational institution to house a public library
  • 4.  Most common:  North America  Australia  Sweden  Gaining popularity:  United Kingdom  Israel  Thailand  China  Often rural areas (e.g. JHDL)
  • 5.  Stillman Valley, IL  150 kilometers West of Chicago  Partnering agencies  Julia Hull District Library  Meridian Community Unit School District (CUSD) 223  Est. 2002
  • 6. STILLMAN CHICAGO VALLEY
  • 7.  Est. 1924 by Village  Served nearly 1,000 patrons  Annual budget, $35,000  Housed under 15,000 items  Became a “District Library” in 2001  Increased patronage to nearly 7,000  Increased budget to $140,000 within first year  Approached by Meridian CUSD 223 to become a Joint-Use Library in 2001
  • 8. BENEFITS JHDL EXAMPLES Cost & Resource Sharing Budget Increase Maintenance/Technical Services Benefits for Staff Energy Savings Increased Patron Access to Materials Larger collection Larger space Reaching New Users New 0pportunities for marketing Creating New Services More staff More money Developing a Community Centered Focus Education and entertainment
  • 9.  Specifically, Youth Services & Programming!  Partnering to support student curriculum  Intergenerational instruction  Use of school space outside of library  Development of a Teen Advisory Council (TAC)
  • 10.  Internal Outreach  Teacher surveys  Friends of Library donations  Bibliographic instruction  Elementary class projects  Summer Reading Program
  • 11.  Interschool flyers  E-mails to teachers  Direct web link to library from school site
  • 12. CHALLENGES SOLUTIONS Overexposure for students Creative programming Intimidated older patrons Programming which brings youth and elders together Located away from downtown area/other Awareness through marketing community facilities Potential censorship by school officials Varying types of library cards and/or access to materials for students
  • 13.  Not for all communities  Libraries can partner without becoming physically and legally joined  Key is creating lifelong community of users who participate in the community sharing of ideas and resources