Document Type

Article - Open Access

Publication Title

Library Philosophy & Practice


University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Publication Date

Summer 2021

Publication Number


Abstract/ Summary

A community is not just a place where people live, but an aggregation of folks brought together, whether by chance or design, who share like avocations. This article details frameworks for community engagement, and also identifies the discernible intersection between community engagement work and librarianship. The main focus is to look at these intersecting fields and establish what can be done to elevate a cohesive, homogeneous patron experience and embrace the larger community as a whole.