“ Life is easier in a community blessed with a substantial stock of social capital. In the first place, networks of civic engagement foster sturdy norms of generalized reciprocity and encourage the emergence of social trust . Such networks facilitate coordination and communication , amplify reputations , and thus allow dilemmas of collective action to be resolved. When economic and political negotiation is embedded in dense networks of social interaction , incentives for opportunism are reduced … [they] broaden the participants‘ sense of self, developing ‘I’ into ‘we’ … ”
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What was your greatest achievement last year? Adding Netlibrary (e-books) Staying sane! Keeping the internet running for the patrons. I've been able to encourage use of our library by our Spanish speaking patrons.
We implemented public classes to teach computer use .
I am the new director of my library.
Completing the Capstone Synchronous Training program
Completely Asynchronous yet multiple ways to interact
Updates recent activities in your network Bookmarks My Account courses affiliations profile Friends Groups My WebJunction allows you to keep track of activities, interests, courses and contributions.
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