The library of the future
The visionary librarian must reclaim her historic role as the community’s information curator and collaboration coordinator.
The library’s demise: tearing down the temple
“Tear down the temple; we’ve got shrines at home.” True enough; we can erect little altars to literacy on our bookshelves and nightstands. But how long can we justify this quaint luxury in a digital age? Printed books will become relics: hallowed icons mounted to the wall–first decoratively and then ironically. Spouting the “spiritual, not…