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Do we still need libraries? GSLIS Prof Amy Pattee says yes

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Now that more and more information can be found online, do we still need the physical walls of a library? GSLIS Professor Amy Pattee says absolutely!

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.

She says:

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


Posted by Amanda Voodre
Category: Faculty Highlights


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