Vancouver Public Library rated number one in the world

From: Phil Shapiro 
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Naturally, my main focus in moving Chatt library into the international spotlight would be its strong 
embrace of open source. 


phil 





----- Original Message -----

From: "Phil Shapiro"  
To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group"  
Sent: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 8:47:34 PM 
Subject: [Chugalug] Vancouver Public Library rated number one in the world 



Hi chugalug community, 

Here's some interesting news to think about. 


http://tinyurl.com/l6xp5bg 


Chatt's library has such strong leadership that it's conceivable that the Chatt library could 
rise to be number one in the world -- especially with the way it has formed partnerships with 
groups around town. 


I don't know all the indicia they use to measure "best library in the world," but I do know the Chatt library is firing on all cylinders these days. 


If you're interested in ideas for moving the Chatt library in that direction, kindly contact me 
off-list -- and we can continue a small group conversation off list and involve Chatt library staff 
as their time permits. 


Yes, it's admittedly a "squishy" concept to be rated number one library in the world. 
But it truly is an attainable goal for Chatt -- and would spotlight the city in a great way if 
that were to happen. 


phil 



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"Learning happens thru gentleness." 



=============================================================== From: Phil Shapiro ------------------------------------------------------ Hi chugalug community, Here's some interesting news to think about. http://tinyurl.com/l6xp5bg Chatt's library has such strong leadership that it's conceivable that the Chatt library could rise to be number one in the world -- especially with the way it has formed partnerships with groups around town. I don't know all the indicia they use to measure "best library in the world," but I do know the Chatt library is firing on all cylinders these days. If you're interested in ideas for moving the Chatt library in that direction, kindly contact me off-list -- and we can continue a small group conversation off list and involve Chatt library staff as their time permits. Yes, it's admittedly a "squishy" concept to be rated number one library in the world. But it truly is an attainable goal for Chatt -- and would spotlight the city in a great way if that were to happen. phil -- Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com http://www.his.com/pshapiro/briefbio.html http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html "Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates "Learning happens thru gentleness."

=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ "They surveyed libraries in 31 cities around the world and our fair city came out on top." Not sure how "top" that is when it is only from 31 cities... Most library rankings pit cities of near sizes next to each other. (100k-500k, 500k-2m, etc...)