The Tennessee State Library and Archives is offering Direct Service Grants for Community Building Through Videogames funded by IMLS. Â As some libraries are gearing up and working on their proposals, they have been speaking with their communities about it. Editorial cartoonist Elizabeth Bricquet created the above cartoon, which appeared in an editorial in the Kingsport Times News.
Though the lovely ladies featured in the cartoon bear no resemblance to them, the librarians at the Kingsport Public Library in Kingsport, TN love the cartoon and have already contacted the artist about making t-shirts out of the cartoon. As Helen Whittaker, Director of the Kingsport Public Library and Archives, noted “We thought it was a hoot. It shows librarians adapting to new technology and cultural changes. It also shows their outreach efforts to the community as libraries expand their programs to meet changing needs.”
Thanks to Lindsey Patrick Wesson, Continuing Education Coordinator, Planning and Development at Tennessee State Library and Archives, for permission to repost.