The Working Together Project used a community development approach to reshape and inspire the way libraries design programs, services and policies. The purpose of the Project was to demonstrate that libraries could be made stronger and more relevant to the communities they served when their work was guided by a community’s expressed understanding of its needs and wants. How to work in meaningful and equitable ways with community members, especially vulnerable community members, was the primary goal of the Project. The resulting toolkit is a final deliverable for the Project and was meant to capture the lessons learned during the four years that the Project ran.
Download the PDF of the Community-Led Libraries Toolkit here.
The Vancouver Public Library is currently working on an updated page with Working Together Project information. When its available we will link directly to their page.