Don’t worry – this is not an obituary for the Andersen Library.
The library is dying. To some, it’s already dead. To Delia Lloyd of Politics Daily, our society is in for a world of hurt if libraries go by the wayside. She points out the argument that the library as an institution has morphed into a consumption destination, with electronic media at the forefront. However, I found that her article goes a step further than others that I’ve read on the topic. She contends that we rely on these fine institutions (if I do say so myself) for more than just books and movies. The author provides the example of information literacy as one of the pinnacles of the library. With the wealth of knowledge available, from print to online resources, librarians help to navigate through the sea of information to find that source for the paper, that job interview, that business plan.
What do you think? Are libraries on their death bed?
Read the full article: The Death of the Library – Politics Daily