Overview

Libraries are essential spaces for learning together.

They provide opportunities to create new knowledge, connect with community resources, and enrich school learning.

Global Family Research Project

● Documents the policies, professional learning activities, and practices that enable libraries to be vital spaces for family engagement.

● Shapes policy conversations about strategies to promote family engagement by leveraging library assets and building public-private partnerships.

● Facilitates communities of practice and uses social media strategies to support libraries’ learning from each other’s successes and challenges.

Featured Resources

Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement
Aug 16
Research Publication

Libraries Family Engagement Research Policy

Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement

Libraries provide families a welcoming environment in which to learn, to connect with other parents, and to find other community resources that can help them thrive. 

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Ideabook: Libraries for Families
Apr 1
Research Publication

Libraries Family Engagement Research

Ideabook: Libraries for Families

Libraries are no longer just about books—they are increasingly becoming the educational, technological, and social hub of communities across the nation.

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Learning from Library Leaders: Strategies for Coaching and Consulting
Jul 24
Blog

Libraries Professional Learning

Learning from Library Leaders: Strategies for Coaching and Consulting

Sharon Morris of the Colorado State Library shares her ideas about the art of consulting to create change. 

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