Libraries Aren’t Dying, They’re Evolving

People who talk about libraries dying out are the ones who remember the libraries of their childhood …  the library of today is not the library of our childhood, and the library that children see today is not the library we’ll see in 20 years.They are evolving and innovating despite significant economic challenges and budget cuts, and people are utilizing libraries at steady or increasing rates.”

Public libraries are so important in communities because they’re open access to unfettered information of all kinds”. “An informed citizenry is what makes a democracy work” … “When so much of our economy is driven by information, libraries level the playing field and provide open access to knowledge in its broadest sense.”


Read also: More Than Books: Libraries Strengthen Communities in Uncertain Times

Libraries Become Centers for Sharing

How Libraries Are Doing More With Less

Weighing In on the Future of Libraries

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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