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Email: kmoffat@g.emporia.edu  

A Southern-California native, Kael Moffat has spent time working in college libraries, construction sites, donut shops, technical writing and editing desks, and high school classrooms. He now lives in Emporia, Kansas, with his wife, and is an MLS student at Emporia State University. Kael is currently reading Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirkey.

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Libraries As E-Publishing Centers

Going to the library to publish a book is not a connection many people are not likely to make. The Library is a place to go borrow books, right? Maybe not. In March, Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, a leading indie e-book publisher, wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about how public libraries can create community value through becoming local e-publishing centers. “Libraries are uniquely qualified to marshal community resources and talent to help local writers become publishers. Local self-published authors, in turn, have an exciting opportunity —working with the library— to give back to their community by mentoring the next generation of writers,” he claims.[i]