A New Public Library-Public Schools Partnership Announced in Hartford, Connecticut
Hartford Public Library and the city school system have developed a new partnership that will allow students and teachers to use the library’s resources more extensively for education and instruction, officials said Wednesday.
Superintendent Christina Kishimoto said there is “overlap in our missions” to educate Hartford students and engage families. “It only makes sense that a school system and the local library system and the city work together,” she said.
[Our emphasis] Mary Hooker [Environmental Sciences Magnet School] Principal Peter Dart said his school has a paid subscription for an online encyclopedia service that the Hartford Public Library offers for free on its website.
“We’re already saying, ‘Let’s not do that, because that’s a duplication of services,'” Dart said Wednesday at the Goodwin branch. “That’s going to save us money and allow us to invest in our own library.”
The library has partnered with city schools in the past. The Mark Twain branch is currently housed at Hartford Public High School’s media center, where there are library-managed after-school programs.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.