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Social Innovation with Libraries

You have no doubt seen this video of an innovative approach to encouraging the use of stairs. If you haven’t seen it, take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbWjcNyOrk4 So, I started wondering how we could marry these innovations with the challenge of developing nimble, flexible organizational cultures (panthers rather than elephants to quote a colleague). We seem […]

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Connecting Libraries and Communities

Guest blog by Todd Kyle The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative recently released a report called The Library and the City: Changing Demands and a Challenging Future. It looks at the challenges facing the Free Library of Philadelphia, including diminishing funding, Byzantine governance, and lacklustre usage statistics, at least in comparison with the report’s […]

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