Congratulations on joining the team at World Libraries.
We are glad to have you as a part of our world-wide team of library enthusiasts. Your special focus will be to improve your community by sharing and generating knowledge and always contribute to learning.
We also expect you to work for libraries world-wide and to advocate for libraries when you have the possibility. You must implement succesful projects from other libraries when they will make a positive difference in your own community and you must share your projects so others can do the same.
We expect you to work with relevant organizations in your community to add as much value to as many people as possible in the area you serve. The main focus of our organization is to help and empower people, young and old, with the relevant knowledge and information they need and to inspire them to produce knowledge and works of art and culture. It is also our aim to give people cultural experiences, make relations and inspire. We meet the citizens where they are in the digital world and in the physical world – and we meet them in their prefered media. Furthermore we speak the language that match their age, level of education and interests.
You are working for libraries at a time when they are more important than ever before. The more information available in the world the more valuable it is to get the right information at the right time. You and your world-wide colleagues are experts in this field. You participate in raising the education level and empowering people everywhere at all levels.
Digital library services are universal. They are supplemented by locally fitted digital and physical library services. That is the way we all make the best libraries in our communities as a team even though we work at very different libraries, types of libraries and in different countries and communities. As a world-wide organization we make people smarter and capable of acting in farming societies, production societies, knowledge societies and experience societies everywhere on our planet.
We offer content in all imaginable kinds of media and we train people in the use of technology and other kinds of literacy. We are happy to add value to information but we also respect and defend People´s right to read what they want and to form their own meanings.
Because we are aware of the importance and the potential you can expect a world-wide information campaign about our organization in the near future. The campaign will focus on libraries as a modern, innovative and attractive firm: Exclusive – but yet accessible for all.
We are looking forward to working with you in the future. Let´s make the world libraries even better together.
On behalf of World Libraries
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This blog post was original published in Danish as a guest post on Peter Alsbjer´s blog:
2 thoughts on “Letter from World Libraries”
Great post Jan. Really agree with the ideas you are raising here.
Yes, totally agree!
Also I’m happy to work in Ulaanbaatar Public Library to make more public.
I think, Public Libraries are Democracy basement :