Library workers see the impact of public programming every day, but what characterizes a good public program? ALA and Knology, a social science research nonprofit, are working to answer this and other questions through the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA).
Jackie Mills is a partnerships pro; she established library partnerships way before it was a trending topic. “Partnerships and collaboration are the future of libraries,” she says. “If the pandemic has taught librarians anything, it’s that libraries don’t exist within four walls anymore.”