Lubuto’s partnerships with library professionals in Zambia and worldwide—particularly with the Zambian government—ensure that our efforts to strengthen and expand librarianship in the country and region are effective. It has been especially important in an environment that previously offered no children and youth library services or training that, through cooperation and partnership, youth services be understood, owned and sustained.
Collaborative partnerships with arts, health, ICT and other organizations enrich libraries through development of new programs, services and resources. In turn, partner agencies gain by using the library as a platform to reach their intended audiences. Relevant programming, integrated with a library’s collection, services and outreach, are what makes a successful and impactful library.