Common Goals: New Projects, New Ideas for Connecting Libraries, News and Communities

See the videotaped sessions here: http://bit.ly/ImA6Ln

The Mass. Library System partnered with the New England News Forum and Journalism That Matters for a one day event on Friday April 27, 2012. Librarians and journalists gathered for a discussion on forming partnerships and sharing information between the two fields.

Journalists and librarians share common goals and technology helps to form tools that can be used in both professions to ensure public literacy, government transparency, free speech, and citizen participation. Both professions provide their local communities with informational services and librarians are nurturing those goals by making that information easily accessible to the public.

“Common Goals,” is an outgrowth of a 2011 event held in April at the MIT Center for Civic Media. That event was, “Beyond Books: News, Literacy and Democracy for America’s Libraries.” See: http://www.biblionews.org

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