economic development

Partners for the Future: Public Libraries and Local Governments Creating Sustainable Communities

This is the Urban Libraries Council's most recent publication, Partners for the Future: Public Libraries and Local Governments Creating Sustainable Communities.

"Sustainability is a key concern for local officials across North America. And local governments and libraries acting together are a powerful partnership for addressing the intertwined economic, environmental and social equity challenges related to sustainability.

ULC's publication provides examples of our member libraries working in consort with their local governments."

Libraries and Community Development Resources

A post from the Association of Rural and Small Libraries Listserv
Dear Friends and Gentle People -
I thought you all would be interested in knowing about several articles which have appeared recently in two non-library sources.

The first is from the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs. Their article on Public Libraries and Community Development (attached) gives a variety of ideas about how libraries can play a role in supporting economic development efforts in local communities.