Today I got to thinking about history and the concept of significant time events to either mark change or anticipate it. Much has been made of the historic quality of last week’s national elections and how many pundits and writers spoke of the electoral changes as, possibly, the first electoral event to anticipate the needs, or demands, of the 21st century.
Which made me wonder — how many state governments incorporated the concept of the 21st century into their observations, recommendations or attempts to reorganize how they do things. Briefly, here is a small sample of what I discovered using Google government search and usa.gov.
California — Commission on the 21st Century Economy
Minnesota — Governor’s 21st Century Tax Reform Commission.
North Carolina — 21st Century Transportation Committee
Texas — Ten Principles for Texas in the 21st Century
Which got me thinking how libraries could use this wide spread policy and programmatic interest in change at the state level and get some civic discussions going by linking it to the huge interest in what is happening at the national level.
One doesn’t need ground-breaking national election to help their communities make the connections at the state level.
See you day 66.
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