CILIP serves the British library profession similar to ALA in the States, I believe. I joined the group on LinkedIn to keep an eye on the really good discussions that they have. What initially attracted me to this one was the five areas of literacy that PALA has identified, particularly the Civic and Social Literacy key value strand, but I wanted to share this statement with you regarding their funding partnerships.
A key aspect of achieving these projects is the development of partnerships between libraries and government bodies, not-for-profit organisations, financial institutions and private companies. Although it is still early days – ‘PA Foward’ launched in February this year – the aim is for these partnerships to work on the various literacy projects at state and local level. In the process of working together, libraries will prove their value to education and the economy, and their partners will lobby for library resources in their respective sectors.
I’d like to find time study this further, go look up what PALA is able to claim as successful partnerships.