Guest Post: Finding the Best Fit for Your Community Engagement

When I came to Towson University in 2009, I was a new librarian in a newly-created position that included strengthening the library’s partnerships with Baltimore-area organizations. I dove right in, working with the Maryland Humanities Council to create a campus discussion of their selection for the state-wide One Maryland One Book reading program. It wasn’t until I attended the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) Annual Conference in 2013 that I realized that there are actually multiple ways to approach developing external partnerships. At that conference, I learned about how universities from across the country each had unique...

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