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Community-led Libraries Toolkit

“The Community-Led Libraries Toolkit is designed for library staff fulfilling diverse roles - from those who serve the community directly at the circulation desk to those who plan services, develop policy, or manage library operations. The Toolkit provides background and contextual information, case studies, issues to consider, and reflections from the Working Together Project team. However, the Tools in this Toolkit are not intended to be prescriptive step-by-step instructions: they are intended to provide practical advice and to share experiences. Each library and library staff member can consider the strategies and activities and can then implement or modify them to suit their unique communities. The Tools are based on the experiences of the Project team at all stages of the service planning process - from learning about our communities and first contact through service planning and evaluation. The Tools are both a reference and a guide to help you work collaboratively with socially excluded communities.” (p.18)