Librarian turned journalist: How columnists bridge the gap between news media and libraries

For librarians, one goal is to share the library goings-on with the community, to let everyone know not only what kinds of classes, programs and events are available and open to the public, but also to share news about what librarians do on a daily basis. Librarians support a community’s cultural and informational needs, and continue to champion the public’s rights to information access, literacy and privacy, writes Alison Peters. And some are finding a column in the local paper is one of the best ways to reach the community.