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Public Libraries and Resilient Cities
Public libraries are keystone public institutions for any thriving community, and as such can be leaders in making cities better places to work, play, and live. Here, Dudley shows how public libraries can contribute to 'placemaking', or the creation and nurturing of vital and unique communities for their residents.
Paperback, 194 pages
Published November 20th 2012 by American Library Association
(first published August 1st 2012)
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This is a collection of articles/essays on the topic, in my opinion, of meeting community needs and keeping your library current. With stories from all over the world including the US, Canada, the UK, Finland, and Zimbabwe, it becomes clear that by being resilient and adaptable, libraries can continue to be centers of information and help in urban centers. Dudley, the editor, did a wonderful job of finding contributors from many aspects and levels of the library field. One of my LIS professors ...more