On January 25, the organization Library Futures was launched. Library Futures is a new nonprofit that champions the right to equitable access to knowledge. Work on creating Library Futures began in mid-2020 and I joined its board in September. Because of our passion for expanding access to knowledge, we have moved quickly and gathered other people and organizations (coalition partners) to work with us.
Library Futures is focused on six principles:
- Our World is Digital
- Protect the Right to Lend
- Libraries must own content, not license it
- Equitable access is the future of libraries
- Privacy is not for sale
- We are stronger together