September 25 – 27, 2015
The Lord Nelson Hotel
Halifax Central Library
As informal education institutions, museums and libraries share many similar missions and values and will benefit from forging partnerships. These benefits may include resource sharing, outreach to new audiences, access to expertise and the potential for increasing goodwill and support between the organizations and the broader community.
This spring South Shore Public Libraries and the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic entered into just such a partnership. Family passes to the Museum were available to borrow at the Lunenburg Branch Library. Library members were allowed to check out the pass from the library then present it at the museum for free admission. With one full summer of participation under our belts we have some interesting information and best practice advice to share regarding this local partnership.
South Shore Public Libraries
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic