It's a challenging time to be a city or county leader with the acceleration of public safety, infrastructure and other needs. Is your government struggling to meet them?

The library offers an opportunity to be the admired example among your departments. In this guide we provide details on the public-private partnership model for library operations and how it can improve service delivery and ease fiscal pressures.

Over eight thoroughly researched chapters, authors Lawrence Martin, Ph.D. and Joe Saviak, J.D., Ph.D. describe:

  • Funding challenges

  • The role of private companies

  • Libraries using a partnership model

  • Reasons why it makes sense

  • Steps to take and questions to ask

  • Strategies to counter the naysayers