It’s About Relevance
One of the objections campaigns regularly hear is "why do we even need libraries when we have the internet?"
Part of our job as a national political action committee is to help demonstrate the ongoing relevance of libraries and librarians in the digital age. For all the stories you have about working with people to bridge the digital divide, to support 21st Century job skills training, to help people build their businesses and follow their interests, we still need to publish and tell those stories outside of libraries. One place that we can make an impact around the role of libraries and librarians in the tech space is with the tech space itself. We've started to do outreach about the basics of how our profession and institutions support start-ups and entrepreneurs. Partially, it's in advance of SXSW 2014 and the chance to talk to tech folks about libraries. Partially, it's to inform and enlighten the people who are building the 2.0 economy that our libraries - and the smart librarians who work there - can help them build better businesses. We do it every day in our libraries. We are relevant to their success. Give a read and a Like and maybe a share to:
The Secret Resource Every Startup Needs To Know
Tech Cocktail, by John Chrastka, EveryLibrary
21 Feb 14
We'll give you a hint: the "secret" is librarians.