I could sit and listen to Stephen Abram (and Jenny Levine) talk libraries all day! Here are some of my favorites from our time together at CPL:


“The next step in libraries is what are we going to do to ‘trick’ our new users to use the library.”

“Technology needs to take a step back, like utilities, like heat and light, and let the services and people come forward.”

“You must have a vision of the future, or you will always be stuck in the present, over and over again.”

“DVDs and CDs will be extinct by 2012.” (See this article for more)

“Technological Divide: Everyone under 25 has an IM account but most librarians over 30 don’t. This needs to change.”

“It’s more important to create a community portal than a library web site.”(Example)