A Reflection of the Collaborative Working Relationship of a School and Public Library
by Sarah Agar
What are the strengths and challenges of a shared space in a school and community library? This paper will discuss the collaborative relationship between Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School (NPSS) and the Essa Public Library – Angus Branch (EPL) over the past five years, through the lens of the teacher-librarian. The demographics of the community and strengths and challenges of the Joint-Use Agreement between the school and public library are reviewed. The two entities collaborate daily and share resources. Suggestions for next steps for improvement of the Joint-Use Agreement from the teacher-librarian lens will be offered.