Future of the Library

June 2, 2011 at 10:50 pm 1 comment

In this blog post, “What Is a Library(an)?” architect Philip O’Brien says that librarians at the 2011 ALIA Information Online Conference in Sydney, Australia, had this to say about the future of the library: “a physical space, complimented by online space, a place of connections; between people and information, and between people and community, a community gathering space, and a social, cultural and learning hub, where people can find information, or create their own information.”

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  • 1. Amy Carlan  |  June 22, 2011 at 12:21 am

    “a physical space, complimented by online space, a place of connections; between people and information, and between people and community, a community gathering space, and a social, cultural and learning hub, where people can find information, or create their own information.”

    I love this quote! It is a great answer to those who say “We don’t need public libraries anymore, we have the internet!” It shows that public libraries will morph and change to fit the needs of those we serve in our community.

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