June 06, 2008

Revolution in the Stacks

To appeal to a new generation, some libraries are positioning themselves as places to create content.

this is SO true!!!

Catering to teenagers is just one response to some very big questions public libraries are facing these days. Not long ago, libraries enjoyed something of a monopoly on the public's access to information. It was a benign monopoly, of course. But closed stacks, endless lists of rules and the shushing librarian all became symbols of a stuffy order that served institutional interests. Now, the Internet is forcing libraries to change that mentality — and quickly. Governing: Libraries/June 2008

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