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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

This Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words

Look at this new infographic that's just out from It was created in conjunction with the ALA and the IMLS. It tells so many stories about today's libraries, including both their successes and their needs. 

I hope you'll share it widely---on your library's website, with your Friends and Trustees, your local and state associations, your city and county managers, and other stakeholders and voters. You can find the original here

I especially like that it has linked sources at the bottom. So if someone tries to challenge one of these facts, you can go right to the source and show them the full info. (And you'll also be showing them how great librarians operate---based on facts with cites!) 


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Thank you to
for providing this infographic and other free web guides and tools.  


Nancy Dowd said...

Wow, that is some infographic. Thanks for sharing Kathy.

Love the message but it is sooooo long. I would have liked to see it edited into sections- I had to scroll and scroll and scroll to get to the bottom and never really got the big picture.

Anonymous said...

I agree. I would like this is printable sections; there is so much good information to share.

Richard Saunders said...

Would also be useful to have separate graphics--one targeted to public administrators, and one for the public targeted to volunteers

~Kathy Dempsey said...

I was thinking that too--it's great, but there's sooo much info that it's overwhelming. I'll pass the feedback along to the org that created this and see if they might break it into sections.