Partnership Agreement Samples

Here are forms are recommended for use by NN/LM members in establishing partnerships or “buddy” relationships with other libraries.  The focus of these partnerships is to assist in maintaining the patron services of a library experiencing a service disruption due to emergency or disaster.

Memorandum of Understanding, Spring 2011 written by Dan Wilson based on the MOU developed by the New Jersey Hospital Association, J. Harold Johnston Memorial Library, Michelle Volesko Brewer and Hackensack University Medical Center Medical Library, Barbara S. Reich, updated in April 2011.


Pictured above are North Carolina health sciences librarians who crafted a statewide MAA for emergency preparedness & response.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), developed by the New Jersey Hospital Association, J. Harold Johnston Memorial Library, Michelle Volesko Brewer and Hackensack University Medical Center Medical Library, Barbara S. Reich.

Here’s an example of a successful MOU written by the five-member group, Bethesda Medical Libraries Emergency Preparedness Partnership, in Bethesda, Maryland:  BMLEPP MOU 2010.  Many thanks to the members of the BMLEPP for making this example available for sharing.