Turner challenged attendees to think in a different way about the future of libraries. He had photos of the sleek Seattle Central Library that people called “futuristic” when it was built. But the library could not have prepared for every possibility of the future. However, what the library did do was “liberate thoughts of what … Continue reading You Can’t Prepare for the Future! Or Can You?
Author Archive: Hannah Byrd Little
The session, part of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Philadelphia on January 25, included both a presentation and a large-group discussion. The first significant item discussed was privacy. The presenters called attention to the seventh article of the ALA Bill of Rights: “All people, regardless of origin, … Continue reading What Types of Technology Should Librarians Scrutinize?