the future of libraries in the digital age
I was a presenter at Library 2.0, and I am the author of Saving Our Public Libraries: Why We Should. How We Can, a new book that is full of contemporary (often innovative) iibrary-funding success stories. Reviewers have called it an important book. In late December, I launched a campaign to raise funding so I can give free copies of my book to as many US libraries as possible (using the fundraising site, kickstarter.com).
The information in my book has never been brought together before. Much of it has never even been published before.
If 1,000 people donate only $10 each to my kickstarter campaign, I'll have the money I need to print enough copies of my book that I can give it free to all the public libraries in two, or three, or more states. All donors get to vote to decide which states receive the free copies of my book. Donors also receive rewards (some fun and some seriously important to libraries).
That's how kickstarter works. It's a fun site that helps people raise money for creative projects. It's also an all-or-nothing site. Donations are not charged to donor credit cards and I receive no funding unless I meet my full funding goal. So I hope you will consider giving $10 (and voting for your favorite state's libraries), and PLEASE recommend this project to your friends. This campaign isn't for me. It's to help libraries get the funding they need to continue the good work they do for so many.
To learn more about my project, go to this link (you'll see me in a video there - a first for me):
Many thanks for whatever help you can give!
P.S. More about me and my book is at my website, www.vision-and-values.com/saving.htm. I'm also happy to answer questions. Feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!