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Beyond Books presented at ALA

On June 25th, 2011, a panel at the American Library Association Annual Conference shared an update on Beyond Books.
The panel consisted of:

  • Marsha Iverson – public info specialist, King County (Wash.) libraries
  • Nancy Kranich – Rutgers Univ., ex-ALA prexy, leader, ALA Center for Public Life
  • Mike Fancher – retired editor, The Seattle Times, Knight/Aspen consultant / writer
  • Bill Densmore – Journalism That Matters, RJI Fellow, “Media Giraffe Project,” InfoTrust initiative

Check out the slide deck.

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Beyond Books Video

Jacob Caggiano has just completed a video of Journalism That Matters Beyond Books at MIT.

Check it out!

Beyond Books – What’s possible when librarians and journalists meet? from Jacob Caggiano on Vimeo.


For three centuries, in American towns large and small, two institutions have uniquely marked a commitment to participatory democracy, learning and open inquiry — our libraries and our free press. Today, as their tools change, their common missions of civic engagement and information transparency converge. Economic and technology changes suggest an opportunity for collaboration among these two historic community information centers — one largely public, one largely private. How?

Featuring community pilot projects such as:

The Public Insight Network
The Investigative Dashboard

More examples and information at http://biblionews.org