Library Community Network (LCN) is a plan that places the local public library at the center of an effort to network and promote nonprofit resources that serve the community.
The plan begins with the library creating a directory listing of nonprofit organizations, and proceeds by taking actions that encourage collaboration and community involvement. The directory is only a starting point.
Why libraries and nonprofits?
Libraries are valued for their skills in information gathering and dissemination, and organizations are valued for the content they provide: both are valued for the active concern they have for local community. Pairing these two is both useful and practical: one for having the potential to make culture and services more visible, and the other for enabling individuals to better satisfy their needs and desires.
Create a library directory and new relationships can form that help the public library and nonprofit organizations to become more relevant and responsive to evolving community needs.
All it takes is a shift in how information is managed.