Friday, December 28, 2012

Libraries See Opening as Bookstores Close

"Libraries See Opening as Bookstores Close." The New York Times / Karen Ann Culotta.
New York: New York Times Online, December 27th 2012.

"As librarians across the nation struggle with the task of redefining their roles and responsibilities in a digital age, many public libraries are seeing an opportunity to fill the void created by the loss of traditional bookstores. They are increasingly adapting their collections and services based on the demands of library patrons, whom they now call customers.
Today’s libraries are reinventing themselves as vibrant town squares, showcasing the latest best sellers, lending Kindles loaded with e-books, and offering grass-roots technology training centers. Faced with the need to compete for shrinking municipal finances, libraries are determined to prove they can respond as quickly to the needs of the taxpayers as the police and fire department can." 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Secret Lives of Readers

"Secret Lives of Readers." The Chronicle of Higher Education / Jennifer Howard.
Washington: The Chronicle Online, December 17th 2012.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Libraries & Their Landscapes

"Libraries & Their Landscapes." Library Journal / Peter Gisolfi.
New York: Library Journal Online, December 11th 2012.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012