Tactical Sessions

Collaborating with Community Partners: What It’s All About

This session highlights five key points to navigating collaborations with community partners. We will cover tips and best practices for creating meaningful partnerships from the first meeting to the complexities of determining the future of a program.


Shauna Edson
Digital Inclusion Librarian
Salt Lake City Public Library

Shauna helped the Salt Lake City Public Library launch their digital inclusion initiative, The Tech League, during her year-long NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellowship at the Library. Shauna is currently the Digital Inclusion Librarian at The City Library, and works with Library staff and community partners to create long-term digital inclusion programming in the communities the Library serves. Her interest in digital inclusion stems from over four years of teaching, facilitating workshops and groups, coordinating volunteers, and connecting with community partners to work with traditional and digital literacies in the diverse communities that make up the Wasatch Front. She addresses concerns such as education without appropriation, accessibility, managing difficult conversations, and communication. Shauna is currently working toward a MS in communication with an emphasis on rhetoric and composition at the University of Utah. When Shauna is not on the trail, snow, or water, she lives in downtown Salt Lake City with her two boys, dog and cat.

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Friday, September 8
1:30pm - 2:00pm


Salon A