collaboration

How to Create a Community Resource Guide

At TechSoup, we're all about community organizations coming together to improve the quality of life for citizens. So when I heard about a collaborative project between nonprofits, city agencies, and the local library happening in my own backyard (almost literally!), I knew I had to write about it.

The Visitacion Valley Resource Guide, available in both online and print formats, is a comprehensive guide to local elected officials, employment services, child care, parks and playgrounds, faith-based organizations, public safety, and more for this sometimes under-served San Francisco neighborhood.  

Because many residents of Visitacion Valley don't have Internet access at home and/or don't speak English, it can be difficult for them to find local information. The resource guide, available both online and in print, helps connect people to neighborhood information.

Using Google Docs saves time AND money!

We have all been involved in committees or groups who need to create or edit a document. It begins with one person starting the document, and then suggestions and edits are made and passed back and forth in emails or maybe even hard copies.

Better Together

Thank you to Stephanie Gerding for facilitating today's MaintainIT Book Club Discussion and thank you to the participants for contributing ideas and examples, too. The chapter being discussed was "Effectively Collaborating with Other Libraries and Partners". The discussion is archived if you would like to listen to it.

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