i’ll get a bit ahead of myself and say that much of what i’ve read in the atlas makes me feel like i’m exactly in the right place. the atlas has given me words for some ideas that i’ve never had concise expressions for before. this is, obviously, good news for me.
about the mission thread … i appreciate the introduction to conversation theory, but it makes me wonder how much has to actually happen to realize what is described in the atlas. of the libraries i know, the idea of conversations about anything with respect to libraries seems alien. as a member of a large-ish public library i feel it is unlikely that anything i would say wouldn’t be heard by anyone who could help. there’s a citizen’s advisory group that might be the place where this feedback would occur, but the places where feedback might happen seem like they might not be effective, judging by the dates of various updates.
the conversations aren’t really obvious between members and librarians, either. it could be they’re not happening, or perhaps i’m not smart enough to know them when i see them.
without the conversations, it’s not clear much more could happen here … but i’ll reserve my judgment for the moment.