Libraries and Nonprofits
Collaboration for the Public Good
Editors: Tatiana Bryant and Jonathan O. Cain
Expected: March 2021
Libraries and Nonprofits: Collaboration for the Public Good explores collaborations between libraries and nonprofits to provide impactful services and programming to communities. The case studies illuminate the strategies libraries use to create short and long term partnerships with nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and civil society organizations delivering unique services and opportunities for users, as well as the challenges of designing and coordinating these endeavors. Also addressed are the motivations, structures, and successes of nonprofit organizations that use library models for service delivery in the United States and abroad.
The authors highlight best practices for successful library and nonprofit collaboration geared towards libraries that have begun to participate in community engagement, outreach, and advocacy as well as public and social sector organizations interested in developing innovative service delivery models.
Tatiana Bryant is a Digital Projects and Engagement Librarian at the University of Oregon. She holds a Masterís of Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, and Public Policy from New York University. Her expertise includes nonprofit management, cultural heritage preservation, and outreach.
Jonathan Cain is the Librarian for Data Initiatives and Planning, Public Policy and Management at the University of Oregon. He holds an MA in Africana Studies from New York University and has expertise in community organizing.