Margit Johnson, Northfield Public Library Board member, stopped by my corner office at GBM today (without an appointment again, jeesh) to let me know about Monday’s meeting about The Future of Our Public Library, 7-8:30 p.m., in the NCRC, Room 103.
Futurists will be presenting.
Jane McWilliams over at Northfield.org has blogged the details.
Flashback: I moderated an online panel discussion on Library long-range planning back in 2002 (transcript). Panelists then included:
- Amy Gage, Library long-range planning committee
- Dana Graham, Northfield City Council
- Adam Gurno, Library long-range planning committee
- John Stull, Former Library board member
- Lynne Young, Library Director
No, not Northfield Public Library Board Chair Margit Johnson, though she, too, is getting up there. (I know, she hardly looks a day over 75.)
It’s Northfield’s Carnegie Library that’ll be hitting the century mark this year. On Monday, Margit stopped by my corner office at GBM to show me the planning document for the centennial celebration. See her guest column in today’s Nfld News, Library building celebrates 100 years in 2010.
I was looking for a photo op of kids getting on a bus for the first day of school yesterday morning but stumbled on a better one: Margit Johnson heading to the airport and Susan Marino heading to her job at the University, using the new Northfield Metro Express service. The downtown Northfield stop is at Water St. and 7th St. across from the Northfield Wells Fargo Bank.
See the July 17 Nfld News story of how the service came to be, featuring the owners of Northfield Lines, Larry Benjamin and John Benjamin, and their marketing director, Lisa Peterson (see her blog post on Northfield.org).
And kudos to Northfield Lines for using Twitter and Facebook.