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Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships
Enhancing Health and Quality of Life

ISBN 9781138343290
Published June 8, 2020 by Routledge
284 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships illustrates the value of libraries and their resources through an array of alliances to improve health and enhance people's lives. It is unique in its illustration of key principles of collaboration, partner engagement, shared leadership, project development and outcomes measurement, as well as the challenges inherent in collaborations among diverse partners.

The book includes collaboration exemplars focused on education, health, information literacy and capacity building for populations that experience access and resource disparities. It highlights the innovative use of existing assets, environments and diverse professions to broaden access to resources and information to those in need. The strategies, challenges, outcomes and lessons learned that are described in the volume have application for a variety of settings and populations.

Highlighting the key role that libraries play in guiding successful interprofessional collaborations with communities, Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships should be of interest to academics, students and professionals engaged in library and information science, education, health care, social services and community organizations. 

Table of Contents

Part I – Theoretical Foundations

1. Introduction

Vicki Hines-Martin

2. Unrecognized Roles of Libraries in Collaborations to Improve Communities

Fannie M. Cox

3. Interprofessional Practice and Collaboration

Vicki Hines-Martin

4. Communities and Community Engagement

Henry R. Cunningham

Part II – Project Exemplars

Section A – Information Literacy

5. Introduction

Fannie M. Cox

6. Building Wellness Partnerships in Graduate Library and Information Science (LIS) Education

Loriene Roy, Yan Zhang, and Nora Rose

7. Information Literacy and the Undergraduate Curriculum: Engaging Faculty and Enhancing Student Learning

Hugh Burkhart

8. Fiscal Fitness Through Financial Literacy

Rosalind K. Lett

9. Expanding Health Information Outreach through Academic Health Science Partners

Elizabeth Kiscaden and Jacqueline Leskovec

Section B – Education

10. Introduction: Libraries Addressing the Educational Needs of the Community

Henry R. Cunningham

11. Information Literacy through Service-Learning

Michael F. Russo

12. Engaged, Educated and Entertained: Employing a Facilitated Discussion Model

Marilyn Harhai

13. The Carver Cubs Summer Book Club: A Reciprocal Collaboration Between a Neighborhood Library and a Graduate Elementary Teacher Preparation Program

Estanislado S. Barrera IV, Kim Skinner, and Brandon Reilly

14. The Monthly Health Talk: How a consumer health library became a hub for a successful health education event through partnerships and community engagement

Rita Kang, Phyllis Mancini, Valeria Raivich, and Miu Lin Wong

Section C – Health and Behavior

15. Introduction

Vicki Hines-Martin

16. Dog in Residence: An Interprofessional Wellness Program at an Academic Health Sciences Library

Gail Y. Hendler and Julia Havey

17. Free Food at the Library: Becoming a Point of Access for Vulnerable Families

Elizabeth Lynch and Kelly MacGregor

18. Healthy Start, Healthy Future for All: Building a Community Coalition to Early Childhood Health

Ophelia T. Morey, Mary K. Comtois, Christy Panagakis

19. Team Vittles: A Made-from-Scratch Approach to Tackling Childhood Hunger in Ohio

Shane Hoffman, Janet Ingraham-Dwyer, JoLynn Wheatley, Sarah Schaff

20. The Ask: Partnering to Connect At-Risk Teens with Sexual Health Resources

Elizabeth Lynch and Rebecca McFarland

21. Physical Activity and Libraries: How Library-Recreation Partnerships Contribute to Active Living

Noah Lenstra

Section D – Capacity Building

22. Introduction: Building Community Capacity through Partnerships and Collaborations

Henry R. Cunningham

23. Hoop City Blooms: Mason Square Community Garden and Public Health Initiative

Caitlin Kelley and Ellen Sulzycki

24. Making Agency Funding Work for Your Community

Talicia Tarver, Montie’ Dobbins, William Olmstadt, David Duggar, and Julia M. Esparza

25. Patient Empowerment: A Partnership between Academia, Community-Based

Organizations, and Public Libraries

Kara Burke, Elizabeth Irish, Enid Geyer, Ingrid Allard, Linda Miller, Maria Buhl,

and Lauren Manning

26. Transformative Global Health Education and Community Empowerment

Moira Rogers, Robin Young, Cecilia Uribe de Chavez, and Wilfrido Torres

Part III – Perspectives, Challenges, and Future Directions

27. Perspectives, Challenges, and Future Directions

Vicki Hines-Martin, Henry R. Cunningham, and Fannie M. Cox

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Vicki Hines-Martin is Professor and Assistant Dean, Office of Community Engagement and Diversity Inclusion at the University of Louisville, School of Nursing, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Fannie M. Cox is the Outreach and Reference Librarian, and Associate Professor, University of Louisville Libraries in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

Henry R. Cunningham is the Director of Community Engagement at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.