CIL 2013 – Libraries as Community Revitalizers (Cunningham)

17 May

Libraries as Community Revitalizers
Presenter: Storm Cunningham, CEO ReCitizen and L3C

• Public-private partnerships that create funding that benefit the community (example: Dallas Public Library and Kroger Company
– National Council for Public-Private Partnerships –
• Libraries as community spaces (incubators for the community).
• Libraries can become a catalytic force in the neighborhood by using computer-based crowd strategies.
 Crowdsourcing – libraries can use this concept to generate virtual communities and user groups (user-centered library services).
 Crowdfunding: crowd-source funding for programs – libraries can use this concept to achieve goals that it would never have the time, financial support, or staff resources to achieve on its own (example: Our Shelf Program
• List of Crowdfunding websites:

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