Do we still need libraries? GSLIS Prof Amy Pattee says yes
Amy was a recent guest on WGBH radio's The Emily Rooney Show where she discusses how libraries might be re-imagined in the future.
She says libraries will continue to provide the public with two extremely valuable resources: youth services and access to technology.
While we might be privileged enough to have laptops at home, broadband connections or any number of wireless devices, that's not true for about 40% of Americans. That's something that until those disparities are addressed, the library as a physical place is going to have to be some kind of broker for that technology.
Listen to the entire program online: WAYH About the Future of Libraries