Informing, Engaging and Connecting
Citizens and Communities
What Communities Need:Access to Information on the Local Level
Maximize the availability of relevant and credible information to Americans and their communities.
Strengthen the capacity of individuals to engage with information.
Promote the individual engagement with information and the public life of the community.
BHKN Core Content Areas
Initially, core content will focus on:
Digital Citizenship – increasing access and comprehension of information generated by cities, counties and school districts in the Black Hills.
Work Smart – strengthening the local economy with access to training resources and economic data.
Community Memory – building community pride and supporting policymaking by providing access to the intellectual capital of the past.
Current top five topics
A Regional Collaboration
Spearfish Public Library
Sturgis Public Library
Whitewood Public Library
Custer County Library
Black Hills Knowledge Networkfirst half of 2011
Launch version 3
New software, new look, new ease of contribution, train partner libraries
Confirm, renew and strengthen partnerships and develop new
Business and government groups