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Dengel, Donna J. "Partnering: Building Community Relationships." Journal of Youth Services in Libraries. 11 (Winter 1998): 153-160.

Feinberg, Sandra. “The Public Library: A Natural Partner.” The Environmentalist’s Guide to the Public Library. New York: Libraries for the Future, 1997.

Feinberg, Sandra and Sari Feldman. Serving Families and Children Through Partnerships. New York: Neal-Schuman, 1996.

Feldman, Sari and Barbara Jordan. “Together Is Better: The Role of Libraries as Natural Community Partners.” Zero to Three. (December 2000/January 2001): 30- 37.

“Libraries and Literacy: A Natural Partnership.” Focus: Adult Literacy. Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds. [Online]. Available: http://www.wallacefunds.org/publications/pub_lit/lib.htm.

Leuci, Mary Simon. “Building Strategic Alliances and Partnering for Success.” Missouri Express Resource Guide 11. [Online]. Available: http://outreach. missouri.edu/moexpress/guides/guide11-full.html.

Lynch, Sherry, ed. The Librarian’s Guide to Partnerships. Fort Atkinson, WI: Highsmith, 1999.Based on the experiences of the Broward County Library (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), which has developed over 500 cooperative agreements, this book provides practical advice and examples of the strategies that lead to successful partnerships.

MacLeod, Leo. “Corporate Partnerships: The Art of the Deal.” Oregon Library Association: OLA Quarterly. 4 (Winter 1999). [Online]. Available: http://www.olaweb.org/quarterly/quar4-4/macleod.html.

Miller, Lorna Clancy, Boyd E. Rossing, and Sara M. Steele. Partnerships: Shared Leadership Among Stakeholders. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, 1992. Available for a $10.00 payment: Cooperative Extension Publications, 45 North Charter Street, Madison, WI 53715.

Nevins, Kate. Partnerships and Competition. Chicago: American Library Association, 1997. [Online]. Available: http://www.ala.org/acrl/invited/nevins.html. Ohio Library Council. Elder-Berries: Library Programs for Older Adults. Columbus, OH: The Council, 1998.

Pew Partnership for Civic Change. Making Community Coalitions Work. Charlottesville, VA: The Harwood Group, 1993.

Richardson, Jean. Partnerships in Communities: Reweaving the Fabric of Rural America. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2000.

Sager, Don. “Private Sector Partnerships: Mutual Benefits for Libraries and Corporations.” Public Libraries. 36. (November/December 1997): 340-344.Sanders, Michael. Partnerships and Joint Ventures Involving Tax-exempt Organizations. New York: John Wiley, 1994.

Urban Library Council. Leading the Way: Partnering for Success. Evanston, IL: The Council, 1997.

Wagner, Patricia Jean. Building Support Networks for Schools. Santa Barbara, CA: ABCClio, 1991.

Wiggins, Glendale V. Targeting Services to the Minority Elderly: Partnerships between Area Agencies and the Minority Community. Washington, DC: National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, 1985.

Wood, Joan M. Partners: The Library and Its Community. Library Guide to Interagency Intergenerational Collaboration. Pekin, IL: Pekin Public Library. Copies of this report are available to Missouri libraries from the Missouri State Library, Library Development Division.

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