There are two articles that have been recently published about my library (Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library).
Here are the two articles:
Article #1: Digital Inclusion in Topeka, published in Library Journal. I wrote this one with Rob Banks (COO at the library). It focuses on some of the digital inclusion projects we are working on in the community. I’m a bit biased, but I think we’re doing some good work in Topeka!
Article #2: New Technology Helps State and Local Teams Advance the Data Center, published in StateTech magazine. A few staff from my library were interviewed for this article. It focuses on some new data center infrastructure we recently put into place. They also made a video, which I’ll share once it’s released.
Why is this useful? Well … it’s certainly fun to have my library recognized for the good work we do. It also gives you something to share with your community. We shared these article on social media and to our board. Sometimes this type of recognition can be shared via a press release to local and regional news outlets, too.
Most libraries (and pretty much any other type of organization) has a few customers (or non-customers) who haven’t visited for awhile, or who think the library is an outdated concept.
So show people what you do – share these types of articles with them. It’s one of many ways to show your continuing relevance in today’s ever-changing world.
Image by Damian Gadal