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Images of a library

In an earlier post, I mentioned that many people have tried to express the intangible benefits of libraries, and far better than I would be able to. The truth is that even now, I don’t fully know what a library is to me—I’m still morphing, growing, and while I don’t mean to suggest that growth […]

Libraries and the digital future

Between shrinking state and institutional budgets, growing e-book sales, and the widespread availability of information on the Internet, there’s a lot of talk about what place libraries have in today’s—and tomorrow’s—society. Traditionally, public libraries have (seemingly) existed primarily to provide patrons with print materials. Is there a place for them in the digital future, or […]