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Community-oriented Outreach and Evaluation

Building Successful Partnerships
Tips on developing successful collaborations. From the National Resource Services Center, a training and technical assistance provider to programs funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Center for the Advancement of Collaborative Strategies in Health
Resources to help partnerships, funders, and policy makers realize the full potential of collaboration to solve complex problems related to health or any other area.

Public Libraries and Community Partners: Working Together to Provide Health Information
A guide to encourage health information partnerships between public libraries, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and local health or community-based organizations.

Melva Thompson-Robinson, Rodney Hopson, and Saumitra SenGupta, eds. In Search of Cultural Competence in Evaluation: Toward Principles and Practices, In: New Directions for Evaluation, no. 102, Summer 2004.
This volume of New Directions for Evaluation addresses questions about how cultural issues affect evaluation practice, including an overview of cultural competence and case studies in a variety of settings with several populations. According to the editors, it offers "an important discussion of race, culture, and diversity in evaluation striving to shape and advance culturally competent evaluation and, in tandem, evaluation of culturally competent services."

New Tribal Connections 3 ( PDF 173 kb)
The final report from Tribal Connections 3 (TC3), a project to explore community-based approaches to delivery of Regional Medical Library (RML) services to American Indian tribes.

Hispanic Health Information Outreach (PDF 191 kb)
Recommendations for National Library of Medicine Strategy and Tactics. By Marlo Maldonado Young, NLM Associate Fellowship Program, August 2001.

Information Behavior in Everyday Contexts (IBEC)
IBEC features the Outcomes Toolkit 2.0, a four step process of conducting outcome-based evaluations which contains examples and instruments from studies conducted across the country. Funded by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.