We are not out to start the proposed national library endowment by ourselves. Instead we want philanthropists with far more resources to act. Here, we’ve provided them with a roadmap. More details here.
Co-founders of this site, an offshoot of LibraryCity, are:
Jim Duncan, our strategy consultant. He is executive director of the Colorado Library Consortium. Jim’s views are his own. But they reflect the needs of cash-strapped small town libraries and others the consortium serves. The words “library evangelists” pretty much cover what Jim and the rest of us are up to. He holds a masters degree in library and information science from the University of Iowa. Contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-739-3679.
Corilee Christou, our Ohio-based director of publisher and library relations emeritus. Corilee has worked in public, K-12, and academic libraries, as well as for Reed Publishing, former owner of Library Journal, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. Among other achievements, Corilee was among the people responsible for those PW blurbs on the Amazon site. Corilee holds a masters in library science from Simmons College. LibraryEndowment.org is now looking for Corilee’s replacement as director of publisher and library relations. Interested in volunteering? Catch up with co-founder David Rothman at email@example.com or 703-370-6540.
David Rothman, a former poverty beat reporter with a passion for digital and educational divide issues. David is not a librarian but has been a library advocate since the early 1990s. He founded and publishes the TeleRead, the oldest site devoted to news and views on ebooks. As a freelancer, David has appeared in Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Education Week, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Washington Post, and elsewhere. He is author of The Silicon Jungle and other books. David’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org; his number, 703-370-6540.