Who we are

We are not out to start the proposed endowment by ourselves. Instead we want philanthropists with far more resources to act. Here, we’ve provided them with a roadmap.

Contributors to this site, an offshoot of LibraryCity, are:

jimduncanJim 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 jduncan@libraryendowment.org or 720-739-3679.

Corilee-reading-to-her-granddaughter_thumb.jpgCorilee Christou, our Ohio-based director of publisher and library relations. 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. Reach her at cchristou@libraryendowment.org or 513-488-5275. Interested in volunteering? Catch up with Corilee and cc David Rothman.

davidrothmanaugust2016-2-300x298aDavid Rothman, a former poverty beat reporter with a passion for digital and educational divide issues. David 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 drothman@libraryendowment.org; his number, 703-370-6540.

Photo credit: The shot of the young Poe-reader is Creative Commons-licensed and is from the Unquiet Library (not associated with this site).

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