20. October 2014 · Comments Off on Rising to the Challenge: Re-envisioning Public Libraries · Categories: Uncategorized

The Aspen Institute Report on Public Libraries see http://bit.ly/1w5YIE7 just recently came out. The title is Rising to the Challenge: Re-envisioning Public Libraries.

Every public librarian will want to get familiar with the document. In short the three key assets of the public library are 1) People 2) Place 3) Platform.

The four strategies for success are 1) Aligning Library Services in Support of Community Goals, 2) Providing Access to Content in All Formats, 3) Ensuring the Long Term Sustainability of Public Libraries, and 4) Cultivating Leadership.

The document is full of examples of the latest successful innovations out there. One that I had never heard of was the Ron Robinson Theater in the Central Arkansas Library.

Finally, the report concludes with 15 action steps for library leaders, policy makers, and the community.

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