Daily Archives: October 6, 2006

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Ten Things I Know About Libraries in 2006 (A Response to “Libraries are Obsolete”)

Are Libraries limited, obsolete? I don’t think so… Into my email box, from Nathan Rinne, Media Cataloging Technician at the Educational Service Center in Maple Grove, MN, comes a link to an opinion piece in the Lawrence, Kansas paper: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/oct/02/libraries_are_limited_obsolete/ I’ll quote a bit of it here, as author Mark Hirschey urges readers not to want a new downtown library because everything is online and young people aren’t using libraries. He offers three points: 1. Libraries are inefficient. Like me, kids seek fast, convenient access to up-to-date information. That’s available on the Internet. In this new information age, libraries are […]