As you can see, we're mapping library patrons' stories in real time at http://publicinsightnetwork.org/librarius/. You can check out what others are doing right now at libraries — in your community, and across the country. The ALA, the PLA and local libraries will read mapped responses to get a clearer picture of how people are using libraries today, and to help tell the story of libraries. APM and other Public Insight Network newsrooms may also be reporting on the stories and insights people share with us. Please know that any contact information you provide us is private. We will not share your information outside a small circle of journalists in Public Insight newsrooms. We will not sell your information. And we will contact you only to ask questions to inform news coverage.
Why do you require me to provide my full name, location, and an email or phone?
LibrariUS is a journalism project — a journalism project in collaboration with libraries. We ask for your full name, email address or phone number because reporters at APM or other Public Insight newsrooms (perhaps one in your community) may want to follow up with you to hear more about something you tell us for a news story. We include your first name, last initial and location on the LibrariUS online map. But your full last name and contact information are confidential. We won't sell your information. And you won't be getting any spam or requests for donations from participating in this project.
Who can I contact with a question, suggestion or concern?
Feel free to email the Public Insight Network at American Public Media: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always interested in your feedback and story ideas.
What is the Public Insight Network?
The Public Insight Network, or PIN, is more than 100,000 people across the United States and beyond who have agreed to share their knowledge and experience with journalists — to make the news smarter and more relevant. APM launched the PIN in 2003 with the core beliefs that people know a lot and are willing to reveal what they know if asked, and that journalists can do better reporting if we understand how people are experiencing the issues we cover. From exposing substandard conditions at a California prison to sniffing out each week's exciting art events in Minnesota to revealing personal financial decisions from youth through retirement, PIN sources inform and unearth news stories every day. By participating in LibrariUS, you become part of the Public Insight Network.
Welcome to the library! Whether you're here in person or accessing the library online, we're curious why you're here, and what you are seeking. Your insights and experiences will create a dynamic picture of your community — and the country — viewed through the lens of local libraries. You will help journalists, librarians, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Public Library Association (PLA) division explore the information and civic needs of communities and do a better job of meeting them.
Your response, your first name and last initial, and your location will be displayed on a public interactive map, updated in real time. They also will be shared with this library, the ALA, the PLA, and journalists in American Public Media's Public Insight Network (PIN) — a channel for everyday people to make news coverage more transparent, trustworthy and relevant by sharing their personal experiences and insights.
Any personal information you provide, such as your e-mail address, will remain private and confidential to a small circle of journalists who may follow up with you and ask for your help with future news stories. American Public Media cares deeply about your privacy.
Your local library can help the American Library Association, its Public Library Association division, and the Public Insight Network with the LibrariUS project by placing a widget on the library's website.
Questions about this project? Feel free to email the Public Insight Network at American Public Media: email@example.com. We are always interested in your feedback and story ideas.
By filling out this form, you are giving American Public Media and other newsrooms in the Public Insight Network permission to contact you for help with current and future news coverage, and you become part of the Public Insight Network.