Sigh... another great PR opportunity lost for libraries.
Have you seen this 4-part series on Examiner.com called "Top 20 things librarians in public libraries wish patrons knew or did"?
When I saw the title, I thought, "Wow! A chance for librarians to tell tons of people, in a public forum, all the great things they don't realize about libraries! What a great opportunity!"
The author, who apparently works in a library, said she surveyed other librarians she knew to come up with a list of 20 things, which she then published as a four-part series. Too bad that only a couple of those 20 things were actually useful.
(BTW, using the orange "next" button is the easiest way to see all four parts of the series in order; they are not all linked to each other.)
I was very displeased, to say the least, and I left a snarky comment at the end of the fourth part. Probably shouldn't have, but did...
What would you have said if someone gave you this chance to tell the public about libraries? You should always have a statement in your head to use at a moment's notice if a reporter (or anyone) asks, "What should I know about today's libraries?" Share yours here!!