March 2, 2006
If a Library Is Bookless, What's In It?
From National Public Radio:
"What helps make the evolution of libraries so complicated are two related questions: What is the library's role -- and who should pay for it? The squeeze on county and municipal budgets prompts many to wonder if they will continue to pay for these institutions. Others insist that the public library plays a vital role as a community center and as an intellectual oasis, a place to reflect as well as a place to learn. But if it's to survive, it has to adapt. A range of approaches are meant to help design a library for the 21st century."
Guests for this program:
- Tom Frey, executive director, The DaVinci Institute
- Jo Haight-Sarling, director, access and technology services at the Denver Public Library System
- Charles Brown, director, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, N.C.
Ron Jones, Reference & Electronic Services Librarian, University of Cincinnati Law Library
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