The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries is a forum that gathers “thought leaders from business, technology, education, government, the nonprofit sector and libraries” seeking to “shape and advance a renewed national vision for public libraries in the 21st century”.
Amongst their conclussions we’d like to highlight this: “To get started, public libraries, library directors, library staff and their supporters must forge new partnerships and collaborations in the community and align their work with the community’s goals”.
They have launched a web with very interesting resources, apart from the full report they’ve elaborated, “RISING TO THE CHALLENGE: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries”. One specially has caught our attention: Strategies for Success. It consists of specific action steps for 3 different stakeholders at public libraries: 15 steps for library leaders, 15 for policymakers and 15 for the community.
You can find all the information here