National Library Week: How libraries transform


The theme for 2017 National Library Week is “Libraries Transform.” For any who has entered a library before, it is not hard to imagine how free access to both public space and information tools can make small, or sometimes large, impacts on lives. They are valued social spaces where people …

TASCHA is hiring!


Are you interested in creating transformation in public libraries? Do your ideas about how technology can be used for social change keep you up at night? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of people on issues that will impact both the library and …

The future of libraries in the US & around the world


TASCHA’s work with public libraries is well-known throughout most of the world, ranging from the Public Access Landscape Study, which was the first attempt to identify and describe public libraries and other Internet public access centers and their services in 25 countries, to the Global Impact …

Ecologies of innovation and public libraries


Over the past couple of years, I’ve spent more and more time in the “innovation” space, attending conferences and workshops, speaking with leaders in the public library field, visiting innovation hubs from Africa to South America, doing a bit of research on innovation spaces, and otherwise …