As we all know, public libraries are bastions of knowledge, and are information citadels for the communities in which they reside. Libraries transform, and libraries lead.
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Despite increased library usage, libraries are still not allocated budgets representative of their community impact. How can libraries best demonstrate the return on investment taxpayers receive for each tax dollar spent as well as the social benefit and impact of library services?
ALA President Sari Feldman aims to shift the outdated perception people have of libraries by developing a series of videos through the Libraries Transform public awareness campaign. The six videos were developed to align with ALA‘s E’s of Libraries, a strategy to promote public awareness that, with expert assistance of library professionals, help facilitate education, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment, and engagement for everyone, everywhere.
It won’t be too much of a challenge to embrace ALA’s newly released Libraries Transform public awareness campaign. After all, librarians have been transforming themselves and their communities since the inception of libraries. Although there was a time in our history we librarians were quite sluggish to adapt, over the last twenty years we’ve made up for it in leaps and bounds. This three-year campaign will officially launch to the profession and the public in the fall of 2015 so now is a great time to review the campaign and contemplate how you will implement it in your community.