Interview with Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

From the ALA Editions Blog 3/23/2018

Ensuring libraries' future through sustainable thinking: an interview with Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Aldrich_SustainableTh_300-200x300 ALA Editions (2018)

As Rachel Carson famously said in Silent Spring, “Nothing in nature exists alone.” Libraries do not exist alone. Library leaders do not exist alone. We are all connected to the wider world around us. As libraries we need to be embedded, in an authentic and meaningful way, into the lives of those we serve. That means understanding the status of the building blocks of life, that means awareness of the wider world around us. The library is how we translate our desire to be of service to our fellow citizens. We cannot be relevant if we do not understand what people are currently dealing with or facing in the future.

-- Rebekkah Smith Aldrich