A Tale of Two Schools

A Tale of Two Schools

Author: 
Ellis, Karen
Place: 
Hershey, PA
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date published: 
2011
Record type: 
Editor: 
Ellis, Karen
Source: 
Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities
Abstract: 

This case study illustrates two partnerships between the Taylor Public Library and two area schools, first with the Taylor Independent School District for facility use, and second with the Temple College satellite campus at Taylor for their use of the public library facilities in exchange for a free student worker. The partnership with the local school district was specifically during 2002 through 2006 to continue providing programming during the summer. The Taylor Public Library lost its old facility, and while temporarily located elsewhere, had no venue for summer programs. The library and the school district partnered to hold the summer events on local campuses until the new public library building opened in 2007. The partnership between the Taylor Public Library and Temple College consisted of use of library space to house the college’s nursing and medical collections, allow access to these holdings to enrolled college students, and grant students public library cards. For this use, the Taylor Public Library acts as supervisor for a qualifying student worker, funded by Temple College.

Series: 
Advances in Library and Information Science

CITATION: Ellis, Karen. A Tale of Two Schools edited by Ellis, Karen . Hershey, PA : IGI Global , 2011. Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities - Available at: http://library.au.int/tale-two-schools