Transforming Communities

Here’s another FYI for ya…
(more details forthcoming):

local-musicBenefit Concert for the Ferndale Public Library

August 3 at 8:00pm
In other news………

The American Library Association’s annual conference wrapped up last week in Chicago. One notable program: “The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities” yielded some inspiring thoughts, challenges and potential: “…Librarians need to move outside the library and encourage people to meet and discuss what concerns them…” –Reported American Libraries Magazine. Quoting Richard C. Hardwood, (founder/President of the Hardwood Institute for Public Innovation: “We cannot become captives of our building. You work as much in the community as in your building.”

Meanwhile:
Declaration for the Right to Libraries

Declaration of the Right to Libraries

Michael Sauers, Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, NE – hosts a blog called The Travelin’ Librarian– Last week, in spirit of our National Holiday, he posted on how Libraries Change Lives -with his creative: Declaration for the Right to Libraries

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