Community building for libraries – the players

I knew when I started this blog that I was treading in some familiar, and well-written waters. Kathleen de la Pena McCook, Chrystie Hill, Librarian (whoever he/she is), and the many, many others who tackle libraries as institutions that build communities are already leading the way. I hope I can contribute some small part to this large and important conversation.

The Cultural Amenities Project is setting out to find how arts influences social and economic well-being in cities.

What does community building have to do with disaster preparedness? This article from Ashoka reflects a trend developing amongst policy makers and disaster preparedness experts that a strong and economically vibrant community can withstand the trauma of a disaster much better than one that is poor and vulnerable.

Who else out there is talking about libraries building communities?


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