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Community Profiles

Create a Community Profile and connect with thousands of library members right here in the community!

NOLS is offering local organizations, businesses and community groups the opportunity to use new integrated software to connect with community members. Community Profiles are searchable, customizable listings that can distribute community information, promote and share resources, and advance local economic and educational initiatives. Since the Library has a large user base of actively involved citizens, creating a Community Profile is a great discovery mechanism for unique local resources.

Find a listing of all Community Profile organizations here and current events here, or you can search for a Community Profile.

Getting Started with Community Profiles:

Community profiles can be created for groups that:

Library staff members will create a profile record and designate organizational representatives for the group, after which the organizational representative takes on the responsibility for modifying and maintaining the profile. Groups enter information about the organization, such as the address, target group, services, programs, and events. Groups with Community Profiles are responsible for filling out a new Community Profile Agreement Form at the start of each calendar year.

Instructions for setting up a Community Profile can be found here.

Listings for Community Profiles appear similarly to other material in the library catalog.

Community Profiles:

  • Feature groups and services of interest to the public
  • Link to contact info, websites, and social media accounts in one place
  • Are searchable in the catalog using keywords defined by the profiled group
  • Can generate specific event listings that will also show in catalog searches
  • Display content carousels featuring selected titles from the library catalog

For more information:

See Policy 4.7 Community Profiles, contact your local library, or email .

Community Profiles can also show up in the search results for related keyword searches in the library catalog. In the example above, a search for “first aid” is showing that there is a local American Red Cross chapter that may provide additional resources.