Gwinnett County Public Library Awarded $20,000 for Career Online High School

| By Sydney Fairman | During their December meeting, the Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $20,000 in grants to Gwinnett County Public Library to provide financial assistance for Career Online High School. Career Online High School, a nationally accredited program, allows adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while gaining career … Read more

Digital Humanities and The Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

A digital humanities project out of Carnegie Mellon University has been awarded the prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The project titled Six Degrees of Francis Bacon puts a historical twist on the popular game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.” In lieu of connecting hollywood stars, Six Degrees of Francis Bacon draws connections between early modern artists, playwrights, … Read more

Moving Bolding into the Future in a Time of Change

Multnomah County Library

By Vailey Oehlke

Each of us knows innately how the world around us is changing. From the smartphone in our pocket or purse that connects us with people and information in an instant, to the ongoing threats posed by large scale corporate data breaches, our lives are very different than they were a few short years ago. There isn’t much we can predict with certainty except that more uncertainty is ahead.

And, of course, the public library exists in this same uncertainty. Some see this as a fundamental threat to libraries. I see it as a transformative opportunity to redefine our role of value, contribute to our communities and change lives in a totally unique way. Aren’t we fortunate to be in positions to effect this opportunity?

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