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Getting Started

Strategies for Success

Connecting people to the world in a different way is the challenge of the 21st century for public libraries in communities of all sizes. Libraries long ago established their place in the hearts of their communities. Sustaining and broadening that position requires new thinking about what a library is and how it drives opportunity and success in today’s world.
The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries has identified four strategic opportunities for action to guide this continuing transformation:

  • Aligning library services in support of community Goals
  • Providing access to content in all formats
  • Ensuring the long-term sustainability of public libraries
  • Cultivating leadership

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Action Steps for Getting Started

The Dialogue on Public Libraries offers a series of action steps for getting started. These action steps are addressed to library leaders, policy makers, and the community. They are recommendations for action that offer a starting point for change.

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