On the Social, Living Library of the 21st Century

“Society has determined what the library of the past has been, and it is society that will determine what the library of the future shall be.” Jesse Shera, The Foundations of Education for Librarianship, 1972. Wiley-Becker and Hayes, p 135.

During the Q&A at the Student Symposium last week at the University of Arizona, Jana Bradley, the director of the program, shared this quote from Jesse Shera. It really falls in line with my thinking about libraries as social spaces online and in physical space.

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