This is a short clip from the 2015 ALA Annual Conference that just wrapped up in San Francisco. Joshua Davis suggests that libraries have a wonderful opportunity to fill the gaps in education by providing informal hands-on educational opportunities. I couldn’t agree with this more. This is what I call “finding a hole and filling it” in your community.
Public libraries should NEVER feel or be treated as though they are obsolete or irrelevant. We are in a unique position to offer just about anything our community requires. Community space. Unique collections. Local history. Entertaining and educational programming. Within our (albeit sometimes severe) financial constraints, the sky is the limit.