Compatible Library Partners Chart

POSSIBLE PARTNER DESCRIPTION
Businesses/Chambers of Commerce/Economic Development Organizations
Local employers, small business owners, visitors’ centers, chambers of commerce, economic development councils, industry councils, real estate agents, restaurants
Community Services Organizations/Associations/Clubs
Literacy organizations, YMCA, AARP, AAUW, American Red Cross, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, United Way, neighborhood associations, organizations serving the homeless, Salvation Army
Cultural Groups
Theater groups, art leagues, dance supporters, arts commissions, historic preservation groups, state humanities councils
Educational Organizations
Public schools, private schools, colleges/universities, PTA or PTO groups, school boards, home school organizations, multilingual programs, higher education institutions/organizations, tutoring organizations
Ethnic Organizations
Ethnic chambers of commerce, NAACP, tribal councils, Latino/Hispanic groups, Asian groups, Urban League, refugee rights associations, refugee/immigrant centers/services, refugee rights association
Family Services Organizations
Family service agencies, social services departments
Financial Representatives
Bankers, credit unions, financial planners, stockbrokers
Government/Political Representatives
Mayor, city/county manager, city council, county supervisors, city/county fiscal office, city/county planning office, law enforcement officers, job training programs
Health Organizations
American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, hospitals, public health nurses, public health clinics, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Legal Organizations
Legal aid, ACLU, bar associations
Library Representatives
School media center staff, college or university librarians, special librarians
Media Representatives
Newspaper, radio, TV, ethnic media, local magazines, community newsletters
Organizations of/for People with Disabilities
Center on Deafness, Council of the Blind, state/county/city health and human services, Easter Seal, Goodwill, independent living centers, United Cerebral Palsy
Professional Groups
Medical associations, board of realtors, bar association, business and professional women’s groups
Religious Groups and Organizations
Churches, ministerial alliance, youth groups, Jewish community centers, Young Life, Catholic Services
Senior Centers/Service Organizations
Area Agency on Aging, senior centers, RSVP
Technology Experts
Computer clubs, consultants, community colleges, Internet providers, universities
Youth Services Organizations
Big Brother/Sister, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, FFA, FHA, child abuse agencies, city/county recreation programs, Junior Achievement, Head Start, Even Start, child care associations, local Association for the Education of Young Children, school-age care and enrichment programs
Women’s Centers/Service Organizations
Women’s shelters, YWCA, National Organization for Women, Junior League, Soroptimist, sororities

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