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Librarians: Building Social Capital, One Problem Solved at a Time

26 Mar

I’ve been spending my nights and spare time lately working on a couple of presentations that I’ll be giving at the Texas Library Association’s annual conference in San Antonio next month. Doing such gets my creative juices flowing and as I was doodling some drawings for my talk (along with reading more about social capital), I thought of how long we librarians have been at the business of solving problems. More, I thought about the capital that we build over time doing just this.

I had an experience last week where I made a “house call” across the street to help someone and in my mind, it ended up looking something like this:

Librarians: Building Social Capital, One Solved Problem at a Time

Since the Beginning of Time