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Community-Led Libraries Toolkit

Useful toolkit from VPL and the Working Together Project

Community-Led Libraries Toolkit

Vancouver Public Library (VPL) initiated the Working Together Project¹ in 2004 to develop methods for libraries to
work with low-income communities through a community development approach. Funded as a demonstration project
by the Offi ce of Learning Technologies of Human Resources and Social Development Canada, funding was available
over three years which was extended to four. The long-term funding was invaluable, allowing the participating libraries
both to undertake the lengthy process of understanding and implementing community development approaches and
to incorporate some of their lessons into their library systems. Unfortunately, program and funding constraints centred
the Project on urban communities, despite recognition that rural libraries have similar issues

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Posted on: September 23, 2014, 6:24 am Category: Uncategorized

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