Friday, April 22, 2011

What is a Library?

Guest author, Hugh McGuire, wrote an intriguing article (What are Libraries For?) for the In the Library with the Leadpipe blog this week. The philosophy behind his argument echoes our February discussion: focusing on why libraries exist rather than linking our identity too closely with how we accomplish that mission, trying to avoid preserving the problem for which we are the solution, and identifying a new core of what makes libraries valuable in changing times. I'm curious to hear what others think of his conclusions -- certainly they are among those discussed by the Futurists at the February meeting. Would you add to this list? Argue with it?

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