2009 Annual Report: Partnerships and Initiatives

Partnerships and Initiatives

Strengthening community partnerships is a key strategy for achieving the library's service goals. In 2009, an honors course at the IU Kelley School of Business developed a prototype database to help the library better communicate with partners and evaluate initiatives. We thank all the groups and agencies that partnered with the library.

Literacy and Learning
Area 10 on Aging/RSVP America Reads (summer one-on-one tutoring)
Bloomington Area Arts Council (One Book One Bloomington and Beyond)
Bloomington Hospital (Picnic at Flatwoods and Free Skate night)
Cardinal Stage Company (Cardinal Reads for school-age children)
City of Bloomington (Seusspicious Behavior, One Book One Bloomington and Beyond)
Friends of the Library (The Power of Words: Changing the World One Author at a Time--Rick Bragg)
IU Continuing Studies (Bloomington Lifelong Learning Coalition; Lifelong Learning Fair at MCPL)
IU Office of Service Learning (ACE coordinator in the library)
MCCSC/Broadview Learning Center & Monroe County Education Association (adult literacy, math homework help)
Monroe County Humane Association (ARF! Read to dogs in the library)
Monroe County Parks and Recreation (Free Skate Night and Picnic at Flatwoods Park)
RBBCSC/Family Involvement Center (Free Skate Night and Picnic at Flatwoods Park; Partners in Education)
Youth and Community Center of Monroe County (advisory board)

Access to Information
District 10 Pro Bono Project (Lawyers in the Library)
El Centro Comunal Latino (clearinghouse for Spanish speakers in the library)
Friends of the Library (Support of VITAL and CATS)
Monroe County Correctional Center (jail service for inmates)
Nonprofit Alliance for Monroe County (training grant writers on using the Foundation Center database)
Shalom Center's HELP Legal Clinic (Legal Aid Educational series at the library)
Small Business Development Center/SEED Corp (library-led class on library databases and services)
WFHB  Community Radio (CATS Weekly, a wrap-up of local government meetings)
WorkOne (library's Job Search initiative)

Exemplary Service
Bloomington Early Music Festival (free live music events for young children)
Cardinal Stage Company (preview performance of "Sound of Music")
City of Bloomington (Volunteer Tax Help)
Friends of the Library (support of programs for children, teens, and adults)
IU Asian Culture Center (Lunar New Year at the library)
IU Center for the Study of Global Change/Bridges Program (Introduction to the Chinese language and to Arabic for young children)
IU Jacobs School of Music (music and movement program for young children)
Youth Services Bureau (Project Safe Place)

High Quality Collections
City of Bloomington (Fiesta del Otoño--library's Spanish-language collection)
Friends of the Library (support for patrons requests for purchases)

Fast Facts Mission, Vision, and Values
Financials Strategic Plan
Grants and Corporate Gifts Capital Projects Plan
Partnerships & Initiatives 2009 Return on Investment (pdf)