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Dallas Public Library Corporate Partner Needs List (1)

Dallas Public Library Corporate Partner Needs List (1)

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Dallas Public Library Corporate Partnerships
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Needs List
The Dallas Public Library (DPL) has opportunities for corporate partners to:
 
Develop relationships with targeted communities
 
Be seen as a partner in communities to help solve issues facing the residents
 
Get their message(s) directly to target audiences in a positive environmentThe list of needs below is a starting point for exploring opportunities that would benefit both corporatepartners and DPL. There is a great deal of flexibility in terms of levels of participation/partnershipincluded on the list, as well as within individual needs. For example, a program could be targeted to oneparticular area of the city or be citywide.
Description Quantity Notes
1 Literacy Centers at branch libraries focusing onEnglish as a Second Language (ESL)1 to 27
 
Pilot underway with Atmos EnergyLiteracy Center @ Dallas WestBranch Library In Partnership withTexas A&M University
 –
 Commerce
 
Funding and/or volunteers neededto expand to additional locations2 Small Business Innovation Incubator to belocated on the 5th floor of the Central Library,next to the Job Seekers Resource Center1
 
Create the space with cubicles,computers and resource materialsto start a small business
 
Will partner with the Office of Economic Development, the BillPriest Institute and local chambersof commerce to offer a series of seminars and one-on-oneconsultation with businessspecialists
 
Volunteers needed3 Teen Centers
 –
Continue to operate in up tonine selected branch libraries. Teen Centersprovide exposure to positive role models in thecommunity and offer special programs oncareer planning, college admission, andhomework help via the Internet. Teen Centeractivities include interview training, job fairs,computer training, help with college andscholarship applications, creative writing, publicspeaking, Web design and arts and crafts.9locations
 
Staff, technology, andprogramming for 9 locations
 
 
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Description Quantity Notes
4 New Programs
 –
Technology classes oncomputer skills, Microsoft Word and Excel, etc.;Seminars on funding college education,managing credit, preparing for homeownership, household budgeting, etc.N/A
 
Need instructors
 
Volunteer opportunities rangingfrom one-time seminars to weeklycommitment5 Existing Programs - Enhance budgetedprograms, including bringing in authors forevents, summer reading programs, Tulisoma,etc.N/A
 
Partnerships could be for aspecific program or general
 
Good Opportunities for groupvolunteers6 Mobile Techno Library - Like Bookmobile(smaller size) but with focus on technology;state-of-the-art mobile computer lab, completewith broadband internet access that will allowcustomers to connect to the internet fromvirtually any location in Dallas.1
 
Mobile Techno Library
 
Volunteer opportunities toteach/assist at stops7 Flexible location kiosks for Reference atbranches (instead of large, fixed Referencedesks)1 to 25
 
1 or up to 258 Early Learning Stations without internet accessin children's areas at branches. Over 30educational applications/games available.Currently at Central
Library’s
Children's Centerand Bookmarks at NorthPark Center.2 to 54
 
2 per branch
 
Scalable based on number of branches9 Renovation of two remaining original floors atthe J. Erik Jonsson Central LibraryN/A
 
6
th
Floor - GovernmentInformation Center, GrantsInformation Center and UrbanInformation Center
 
7
th
Floor
 –
Fine Books andTexas/Dallas History & Archives10 Create a computer lab on the 1
st
floor of CentralLibrary for non-subject specific Internet usage1
 
The computer lab would be theprimary area for general Internetuse
 
Existing computers would stay onspecialty floors11 Technology Petting Zoo - Purchase ebookreaders, MP3 players, tablets, etc. to train staff on these various devices and acquaint themwith the features. The devices could also beused to demonstrate for customers.N/A12
“Adopt
-a-
Branch” landscaping services
1 to 27
 
Volunteer forces or pay 3rd partyfor enhanced landscaping atbranches

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