Possible Resources and Tools for Establishing Library Collaboration

Clubs, Nonprofits, Charities and Other Organizations

Research state and local foundations at http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/topical/sl_dir.html. Michigan State University lists service clubs and civic organizations that provide funding at http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/servicec.html. Your library friends groups, board, staff and local directories may also help identify clubs and other organizations that are potential collaborators. 

TechSoup for Libraries and TechSoup TechSoup for Libraries and TechSoup are both sources for collaboration information and resources.
Building Digital Communities IMLS initiative focused on communities working together across sectors to make progress on digital inclusion initiatives (http://www.webjunction.org/documents/webjunction/IMLS_Build_Digital_Communities.html).
WebJunction WebJunction offers many articles and discussions around the topic of collaboration and partnerships at http://webjunction.org/explore-topics/partnerships.html.
ICMA, the International City/County Management Association ICMA's library page (http://icma.org/en/icma/knowledge_network/topics/topic/161) offers news and resources, including Maximize the Potential of Your Public Library, a research report on public library partnerships with local governments.
State Libraries (http://www.publiclibraries.com/state_library.htm)
State Library Associations (http://www.ala.org/groups/affiliates/chapters/state/stateregional)
Urban Libraries Council

Publications on collaboration, leadership, and other topics, as well as annual library "Innovations" awards for civic and community engagement (http://www.urbanlibraries.org).

National Network of Libraries of Medicine Public Libraries and Community Partners: Working Together to Provide Health Information, including tips from a successful partnership.