This report outlines a review of Australian State Library and New Zealand National Library partnerships, with examples that illustrate successful and unsuccessful joint ventures, based on a survey completed in January 2012 by NSLA libraries. This report also analyses key features of successful partnerships relating to literacy and learning (in existence between January 2009 and December 2011) that have allowed libraries to develop, build, foster and maintain partnerships that fulfil the needs of both the library and the partner and which provide positive outcomes for learners.
Unsuccessful partnerships were also identified and features that were prominent in the failure of the partnership were analysed. There is also an exploration of options for improving access to partnerships that fulfil the needs of learners. Recommendations have been developed which may be used to affect enhanced program partnership development in the domains of literacy and learning across NSLA libraries and public libraries.