Public libraries - Unlocking community knowledge

Great piece by David Lankes that parallels well the "cultivating a community garden"  thinking  and community engagement approach I've advocated for years.   Here's the main point he drives home:

"(Librarians) need to know how to unlock the knowledge of the community and set it free while imbuing the entire community with the values of learning, openness, intellectual honesty, and intellectual safety."
The bolding is my emphasis.  Read the full piece:  Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries