On March 26th, Darien Library hosted an event called “In the Foothills: A Not-Quite-Summit on the Future of Libraries” at which participants were instructed to “come prepared to help sketch out the role librarians should play in defining the future of libraries”. The two speakers, John Berry and Kathryn Greenhill, provoked a conversation among John Blyberg, Kathryn and Cindi Trainor that began in John's office the next day and spilled out across the ensuing week.
Below is the resulting document (CC by 3.0). It’s meant to be grand, optimistic, obvious, and thankful to and for our users, communities, and the tireless librarians who work the front lines every day, upholding the purpose of the Library.
Trainor, Cindi; Blyberg, John; and Greenhill, Kathryn, "The Darien Statements on the Library and Librarians" (2009). Library Faculty and Staff Papers and Presentations. Paper 8.