New Paradigm for Library Sustainability

The idea of “sustainability” has been invading information grounds rather frequently. Politically conscious citizens, interested in supporting “sustainable” commerce, finance,  art and government, have begun to operate in overlapping discourses of environmentalism, socio- political literacy and education. Literacy and education, although non-exclusively, are domains of libraries … Continue reading New Paradigm for Library Sustainability

Homeless is My Address, Not My Name

This audio and photo exhibition created from conversations with individuals and families experiencing homelessness throughout Minnesota was created by St. Stephen’s Human Services in partnership with the Family Housing Fund and Heading Home Minnesota and its regional partners (on display at the invitation of Senator Al Franken). Stories are accessed by viewers dialing into recordings using their cell phones and feature striking portraits and first person audio recordings of our economically affected neighbours. Individually, these are the stories of suffering and injustice, personal strength and joy and community success. The exhibition was on display from Monday July 11 through Friday … Continue reading Homeless is My Address, Not My Name