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Trustee Telegram 

Spring 2018

The truth is libraries are raucous clubhouses for free speech, controversy and community! – Paula Poundstone

Libraries are evolving in response to the changing needs of their communities. Current trends see libraries flourishing as welcome spaces for social interaction: library staff to individuals, community to library, person to person, individual to community. Embracing technology while supporting the natural curiosity of people helps to build community, and can attract new patrons to the library. How exactly are libraries doing this? And how can trustees help support these changes? Check out the articles below for ideas and inspiration. 

How public libraries are reinventing themselves for the 21st century
Coding workshops. 3D printers. And books. Far from extinct, today’s public library is about access to technology as much as to knowledge...
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The state of libraries
Through innovative programs and partnerships, they are narrowing the digital divide and the achievement gap for low-income families, as well as expanding access to health information.
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Modern libraries: moving from a transactional to a relational library
...modern libraries are shifting from focusing on transactional services, and have become relational which creates more value for the users.
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Helping your library thrive begins with understanding your role as a trustee. ALTA has a short video explaining the role of trustees (click on the image to the left). They also have a fantastic list of resources on their website with tips and ideas for trustees.
The spring issue of Quatrefoil is now available to read online. This issue features creative programming at 11 different libraries across our region, from crockpot meal prep at Edberg, to agricultural programs in Brownfield.
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