Library Collaborations and Community Partnerships: Enhancing Health and Quality of Life

I. Theoretical FoundationsIntroductionHuman developmentHuman development and librariesReferencesUnrecognized Roles of Libraries in Collaborations to Improve CommunitiesIntroductionLibrary's historyOpportunities for librariesLibrary communities, partnerships, and collaborationsPublic librariesUniversities and academic librariesHow library collaborations can contribute to communitiesLibrary challenges: new jobs, new duties, new realities, and community engagementLibraries contributions to the academy, community, and global impactNoteReferencesInterprofessional Practice and CollaborationCommunities and Community EngagementReasons for community engagementThe nature of partnerships in community engagementDifferent levels of community engagementChallenges of community engagementConclusionReferencesII. Project ExemplarsInformation LiteracyIntroductionBuilding Wellness Partnerships in Graduate Library and Information Science (LIS) EducationIntroduction: graduate Library and Information Science (LIS) education and service learningPartnership one: LIS students and the ALA President's workplace wellness initiativePartnership two: LIS students and Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM)Partnership three: LIS students and the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Advisory BoardChallenges and lessons learnedRecommendations for educators, clients, and studentsConclusionReferencesInformation Literacy and the Undergraduate Curriculum: Engaging Faculty and Enhancing Student LearningIntroductionInstitutional contextFinding collaboratorsSuccessesContinued success and new challengesLibrarians and university serviceLessons learnedSeek more faculty inputQuestion assumptionsBuild in assessmentConclusionReferencesFiscal Fitness Through Financial LiteracyGoalsHow the project startedYouthOvercoming barriers and moving forwardEntrepreneurs: business finance and beginning investingDisenfranchised families: personal finance and decision makingSeniors: retirement, financial disaster planning, and estate planningTeam and teachingOutcomesEntrepreneursFinancially disenfranchised familiesSeniorsYouthChallenges and lessons learnedEntrepreneursFinancially disenfranchised familiesYouthSeniorsOverallRecommendationsfive: evaluation planProgramming partnersOther outcomesThe aftermathNew audiencesReferencesExpanding Health Information Outreach through Academic Health Science PartnersIntroductionThe partner outreach library programLessons learnedReproducibilityNotesReferencesEducationIntroduction: Libraries Addressing the Educational Needs of the CommunityInformation Literacy Through Service-LearningLSU and LSU librariesInformation literacy (IL)The Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CCELL)The origin of the ideaTrainingThe community partner: consultations and needsDesign of the course: objectivesThe courseEvaluation of the courseChallenges and going forwardReferencesEngaged, Educated, and Entertained: Employing a Facilitated Discussion ModelThe facilitated discussion modelBarriers and lessons learnedNoteReferencesThe Carver Cubs Summer Book Club: A Reciprocal Collaboration Between a Neighborhood Library and a Graduate Elementary Teacher Preparation ProgramThe Carver Cubs Book ClubA reciprocal partnershipOutcomesChallenges and lessons learnedRecommendations and implicationsConclusionReferencesThe Monthly Health Talk: How a Consumer Health Library Became a Hub for a Successful Health Education Event Through Partnerships and Community EngagementProject backgroundLogisticsFormat of Monthly Health TalkProject partners rolesChallenges and lessons learnedRecommendations and lessons learnedConclusionReferencesHealth and BehaviorIntroductionDog in Residence: An Interprofessional Wellness Program at an Academic Health Sciences LibraryIntroductionDogs@HSLPartnership strengthsCurrent programAnticipated and unanticipated outcomesChallenges and lessons learnedApplications to other librariesConclusionReferencesFree Food at the Library: Becoming a Point of Access for Vulnerable Families"Do you have anything to eat?"Expanding the programOutcomesBest practicesReferenceHealthy Start, Healthy Future for All: Building a Community Coalition to Address Early Childhood HealthTeam Vittles: A Made-From-Scratch Approach to Tackling Childhood Hunger in OhioLessons learned: partners, planning, persistence, and assistanceReferencesThe Ask: Partnering to Connect At-Risk Teens with Sexual Health ResourcesThe partnershipRolesRecommendationsMoving forwardReferencesPhysical Activity and Libraries: How Library-Recreation Partnerships Contribute to Active LivingIntroductionMethodsFindingsPlaying to partners' strengthsChallenges and lessons learnedBenefits and outcomesDiscussionConclusionReferencesCapacity BuildingIntroduction: Building Community Capacity through Partnerships and CollaborationsHoop City Blooms: Mason Square Community Garden and Public Health InitiativeIntroductionPartnershipsOutcomesLessons learnedRecommendations for starting a community gardenCommunity need and interestLocation and water accessAwareness of soil toxinsTime, money, and handy peopleConclusionReferencesMaking Agency Funding Work for your CommunityChallenges and lessons learnedRecommendationsReferencesPatient Empowerment: A Partnership Between Academia, Community-Based Organizations, and Public LibrariesBackgroundProject partners and rolesKey partnersProject goals and purposeFundingOutcomesLessons learnedPartnershipsInstitutional supportFlexibilityConclusionAcknowledgmentReferencesTransformative Global Health Education and Community EmpowermentLa Paz, Bolivia: Young Women Empowerment Project (EMJ): Adolescent Mothers and Young Women in El Alto - Dr. Uribe de ChavezThe Young Women Empowerment Project (EMJ)CFHI scholars and project supportGuayaquil and Puyo, Ecuador: Promoting Community Health and Indigenous Perspectives - Dr. TorresChallenges and lessons learnedBest practices in global health engagementGlobal learning through practicums and researchNavigating cross-cultural differences and facilitating complex trainingParticipant supportQuality improvementReferencesIII. Perspectives, Challenges, and Future DirectionsPerspectives, Challenges, and Future Directions
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