I am a bit shell shocked– I did not think the election would go the way it did. I want to reassure everyone– we are safe– funding, mission, partners have no reason to change. I find this reassuring, hopefully you do as well.
As we take the next weeks to have this sink in, I believe we will come to find we will have new responsibilities, increased roles to play, in keeping the world an open and free environment.
We are well positioned, with our mission of Universal Access to All Knowledge, to help inform the public in turbulent times, to demonstrate the power in sharing and openness.
I look forward to working with our staff, our partners, and the new partners that this creates, to see what our role should be to build the best damn library we can to serve the Maximum Public Good.
Over the next couple of weeks, please think through what we might do. Looking forward to your ideas.