Strategic Resources for Library Leaders

Looking inspiring trends that shape the roles that libraries will continue to play in communities?  Check out some of these excellent reports and resources!  And check out my recent presentation on Library Trends 2015. The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries “The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda … Continue reading Strategic Resources for Library Leaders

2015 Library Trends

As important as libraries have been in the past century, in the past decade, these trusted civic institution is at a juncture. Knowledge is expanding exponentially. People are learning in new ways.  Technology is changing ... everything; it is mobile, adaptive and cloud-based. Everyone has the means – although not always the skills - to … Continue reading 2015 Library Trends

Public Funding for Broadband: The ground has shifted … but not enough

In preparing to present on a broadband funding panel at Gigabit Cities Live,   I researched funding sources for broadband networks, policies that incent investment, and how cities can “make-ready” infrastructure to streamline deployments. Then I realized, before we talk about how communities fund broadband networks, we need to ask why local governments are considering funding … Continue reading Public Funding for Broadband: The ground has shifted … but not enough

Remembering Charles Benton – A Best Friend Forever

It was a big room in some DC law office with perhaps the largest wooden conference table I’d ever seen. Attorney Jim Baller was launching the US Broadband Coalition – a diverse group of stakeholders working to find common ground on the need for a national broadband strategy. The U.S. Broadband Coalition was created in … Continue reading Remembering Charles Benton – A Best Friend Forever