Survey – Economic Development and Montana Libraries
March 24, 2020 /
Dear friends and colleagues,
I have a limited contract with the Montana State Library to provide guidance for enhanced statewide public library programming that supports local economic development. I’m asking for your ideas and input.
Recent research validates that public libraries (including those across Montana) are logical partners for economic development initiatives that focus on people and quality of life. They can bring many assets when partnering with business and economic development including knowledgeable staff, online and print resources that support business, workforce, and literacy development in addition to the physical library building and its technological resources.
My format is informal and your responses will be used internally to give me direction moving forward with recommendations. If you have additional inspirations, please connect with me at [email protected] to set up a time to chat and brainstorm together. Please accept my sincere thanks for your time and assistance.
Rural Montana Freelance