Know Your CAO

2018 Canadian CAO Report The new report provides a candid look at the top pressing issues that are keeping Canada’s CAOs awake at night … 2018 Report: Candid look at top issues keeping Canada’s CAOs up at night by Municipal World  ...

Community Builder’s Manifesto

Community Builder’s Manifesto Community Builder’s Manifesto “Community is the earth, water, air, and sunshine for our sense of belonging and purpose. It is the ecosystem — the set of people, places, structures, organizations, resources and behaviors– that allow us to feel like we are seen, heard, understood and valued, and where we find the tools to reach our goals.”      ...

Libraries are the best type of social infrastructure

Libraries are the best type of social infrastructure Eric Klinenberg calls libraries and parks “social infrastructure.” They’re spaces and organizations that shape the way people interact. His new book, Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life, tells us how public institutions can not only enrich our day-to-day lives but can save lives. He talked to Sabri Ben-Achour on Marketplace Morning Report.… PBS: Marketplace, Sept. 11; New York Times, Sept....

Emilio Estevez’s The Public premieres in Toronto

Emilio Estevez’s The Public premieres in Toronto Emilio Estevez (right) has directed six films. His seventh, The Public, had its world premiere September 9 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Estevez has been a fan of libraries since doing most of his research for his 2006 film Bobbyin Los Angeles Public Library’s downtown branch. The Public was inspired by an essay that the filmmaker read several years ago by a librarian explaining how cuts in the social safety net had made him and his colleagues de facto first...

Mobile kitchens for teaching food literacy

Mobile kitchens for teaching food literacy Lara Ewen writes: “The Books and Cooks mobile kitchen—a Lakeside Foodservice Creation Station that cost about $9,000—travels to each of Camden County (N.J.) Library System’s eight branches, as well as the One Stop Career Center and Camden County College. Additionally, CCLS Director Linda Devlin’s staff receive food protection training from the Camden County Environmental Health Division, and programming is supported through partnerships with eight local organizations.”… American Libraries Trend,...