Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ULC's Top Innovations 2010

Image: ULC 2010 Top Innovations Cover

If you haven't seen it yet, check out Urban Library Council's 2010 Top Innovations (PDF).

ULC's panel of judges reviewed over 200 entries and selected 12 programs "based on their innovation, results achieved, and capacity to be replicated in other libraries."

If I were to pick a favorite, I would probably choose San Francisco Public Library's Green Stacks program. The program successfully interweaves sustainability, education, and community. I'm intreagued by the idea of the library as a conduit for local knowledge moving from patron to patron through the use of community gardening. This idea of harvesting community knowledge has also been discussed by CML's Helene Blowers.

[Note: Full Disclosure. My employer has worked with ULC in the past and the principal of my firm **gasp** gave me the printed version of ULC's document because she thought I'd like it. She was right.]

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