Micropublishing: helping to tell your community’s stories

In this talk, library expert Walt Crawford demonstrates how libraries (both public and academic) can provide important new services at little or no cost. Based on his recent book of the same title, Crawford explains the how, what, and why of libraries and community micropublishing. He details the use of no cost/low-cost publishing tools such as Lulu and CreateSpace and describes how libraries can guide their patrons in the production of quality print books. Micropublishing is one way that libraries can move into the forefront of the rapidly changing publishing marketplace. This is pertinent to all types of libraries, especially academic libraries and students, programming staff, administrators, outreach coordinators and others.