Black Hills Knowledge Network Project History
Background (Strategic Plan)
- Project Overview- Two-page overview of project content and partnerships.
- Mission Statement, Goals & Objectives
- Strategic Plan
- Project Coordinator Job Description
- Overview of Project & Partnerships Diagram
What Librarians Are Doing (Model for Libraries)
- Newsletter Archives-One newsletter is for the community. This is the general newsletter. The other newsletter is to train and inform the partners.
Announcements and Accomplishments (Presentations)
- Transforming Local Government Conference--April 2013
- Black Hills Area Mayors, February 2011
- Rapid City Mayor, October 2011
- Web Junction Presentation to Librarians, August 2011
- Montana Fall Workshop Conference, October 2011
Partners & Support
- Custer County Public Library
- Deadwood Public Library
- Phoebe Apperson Hearst Library, Lead
- Grace Balloch Public Library, Spearfish
- Sturgis Public Library
- Wall Public Library
- Whitewood Public Library
- The Nerdery
- Black Hills Area Community Foundation-- Forums on health and wellness, education and the economy have been scheduled with state and national leaders speaking on these issues.
- Using the Black Hills Knowledge Network handout--Handout of presentation made to City of Rapid City, SD managers, May 10, 2013.
- Partner Library Training Curriculum--this slideshow trains librarians new to the project. Includes hands-on activities.
- Collaboration and Connection: How Foundations Partner Effectively to Address Their Community’s Information Needs--Report and guidance from the Knight Community Foundation on developing collaboration projects, February 15, 2012.
- Knight Community Foundation's Information Toolkit--Site that helps you measure the health of the local information cycle in your community
- Knight Community Foundation Community Information Checklist
- The second configuration of the Black Hills Knowledge Network used Wikidot, a free software to help create wikis on the web. Get started using Wikidot here.
- Confronting the Future--This is ALA's vision for the 21st Library
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