Posted by Sara Kennedy on September 20, 2017 at 9:25 AM
Editor’s note: This is a story of how Green Hills Public Library District (GHPLD) took on a new role as a platform for learning in the community and how other libraries can leverage regional support in their effort.
Posted by Sarah Washburn on August 24, 2017 at 2:45 PM
It all started with an email from a stranger. I work for Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup, a nonprofit that helps NGOs and libraries worldwide use technology to further their missions. We facilitate events that generate ideas and design solutions and we hold these events at the library. My...
Posted by Milagros Phillips on August 11, 2017 at 8:58 AM
Editor’s note: This blog describes a framework for facilitating a dialogue on race. Milagros Phillips was invited to write a blog about how libraries can be a place where conversations on race can be convened and advanced.
Posted by Jill Hardy Heath on July 27, 2017 at 10:36 AM
Whether witnessing the Northern Lights, reading an inspiring article, attending a world premier opera, dining at a pioneering new restaurant or swimming with sharks; these moments are etched in my mind and filed away as memories to be cherished again and again. Why? Because they made every cell vibrate with...
Posted by Amy Garmer on July 18, 2017 at 8:43 AM
The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries is pleased to announce the publication of Sutter County Rising to the Challenge: A Report of the Sutter County Dialogue on Public Libraries. This report is the result of a collaboration with the Sutter County Library (SCL) California. The Sutter County Dialogue is...
Posted by North Carolina Broadband Infrastructure Office on June 30, 2017 at 8:51 AM
The State of North Carolina is working to ensure that high-speed internet access is available and digital equity is promoted through digital literacy programming and opportunities at all libraries by 2020. Yet, just over 50 percent of the 385 community-supported public libraries in the state provide high-speed access to...
Posted by Delano Squires on June 19, 2017 at 8:14 AM
Digital technology has changed the way people around the world learn, work, and communicate. People use it to start new businesses and support social and political causes. The ability to use and access technology is a necessity for success in today’s world. However, even as more and more people are...
Posted by Kathy Husser on June 01, 2017 at 8:34 AM
The Tempe Public Library is a dynamically growing enterprise - one of the few public libraries in Arizona with consistent year-to-year increase in utilization over the past decade. Serving a city of 160,000 residents, it now supports 692,000 visits annually by active learners seeking to build knowledge and discover innovative...
Posted by Lilly Weinberg on March 01, 2017 at 11:53 AM
At the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, we work to promote informed and engaged communities in a variety of sectors, including journalism, technology, and the arts. I work directly in 18 of the 26 Knight communities, places where I see the critical impact libraries can have on civic...
Posted by Kirsten Wyatt on February 16, 2017 at 11:12 AM
*Editor’s note: This blog is written in response to the recent Aspen Institute, International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and the Public Library Association (PLA) survey analysis, “Role of Libraries in Advancing Community Goals.” The analysis is based on data from the “Local Libraries Advancing Community Goals, 2016”, a...