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If Your Board Looked Like Your Community

Moving board diversity from a ‘problem to solve’ to ‘something to practice.’ Staff and board members weigh in on common hurdles and how to overcome them.

Tools & Ideas

Community Resilience Challenge

Participants in the challenge commit to undertake specific actions that fall under one of  area of resilience: save water, grow food, conserve energy, reduce waste and build community

Tools & Ideas

Start Your Own Repair Cafe

A step-by-step manual with everything you need to know to start your own local Repair Café.


WVML Green Building Operations Policy

West Vancouver Memorial Library's Green Building Operations Policy guides decisions regarding purchasing, housekeeping, solid waste management, integrated pest management, erosion control and landscape management and plumbing.

Tools & Ideas

The Librarian’s Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency Guidebook

The New Jersey State Library commissioned the Librarian’s Disaster Planning and Community Resiliency Guidebook and Workbook to help libraries in New Jersey and across the country to be better prepared to accept the new mantle of responsibility being thrust on them as a safe haven in times of crises.

Tools & Ideas

Project Outcome

Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes.

Tools & Ideas

A Step-By-Step Guide to 'Turning Outward' to Your Community

Tools to help libraries strengthen their role as community leaders and bring about positive change in their communities from the American Library Association's Libraries Transforming Communities initiative and the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation.

Tools & Ideas

Nonprofits Integrating Community Engagement Guide from The Building Movement Project and the Alliance for Nonprofit Management

Provides information, tools, case studies and other resources to help nonprofit groups develop core competencies on constituent and community engagement.