Posted on November 2, 2015
By Susan H. Hildreth, Executive Director, Califa Group, Pacific Library Partnership, Peninsula Library System, and Administrator, NorthNet Library System
I believe that the future relevance and success of the public library is dependent upon the library’s deep knowledge and commitment to community growth and success. Although many libraries have had stated commitments to community priorities, I do not think that we have been disciplined or strategic in effectively deploying the library’s assets to support those priorities. I want to highlight two resources funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that can provide a framework for integrating community insight into the ongoing program of the library.