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|Author||Meacham M.E.; Nguyen T.; Wilson T.; Mann A.
|Title||LEVERAGING COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: PROJECT MANAGEMENT OUTREACH EXPERTISE FROM HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION LEADERS|
Meacham M.E.; Nguyen T.; Wilson T.; Mann A. LEVERAGING COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: PROJECT MANAGEMENT OUTREACH EXPERTISE FROM HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION LEADERS,Advances in Library Administration and Organization 43
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|Abstract||The chapter seeks to address a current gap in the literature: envisioning and justifying community outreach projects and turning such insights into best practices for managing such projects. Drawing heavily on informational interviews, the article highlights the importance of defining shared missions and strategic plans, identifying partners, researching needs and expectations, building trust and partnerships, setting and fulfilling communication expectations, offering tangible benefits to the partner, and evaluating outcomes. While focused on health sciences librarians and their community partners, these practices are broadly applicable to many library outreach programs and can enhance credibility, approaches, and impact, while increasing funding opportunities and users while creating sustainable collaborations. © 2022 by Emerald Publishing Limited.