Reimaging Public Libraries as Learning Communities: What Library Stories Can Tell Us

Deborah Eicher-Catt, Mina Edmondson

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Abstract

This article describes a study conducted in York County, Pennsylvania, on its countywide library system framed within the context of the statewide “Reimaging Libraries” Get Storied initiative, developed and marketed by organizational story consultant, Michael Margolis. Understood as an essential aspect of culture re-imaging and change, narratives were collected from library personnel by undergraduate students at Pennsylvania State University-York as part of a service-learning initiative (directed by the first author). Working closely with the library district consultant (second author), we assess the success of the initiative and make some recommendations for culture reimaging through the practice of storytelling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-221
Number of pages19
JournalPublic Library Quarterly
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016

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