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Tue June 4, 2013
The future of libraries in a world of technology
Think back to the last time you visited your local library. Did you check out a new best-selling book? Borrow a DVD? Meet your study group? Look something up in the reference section?
Since the early 20th Century, libraries have been a fundamental piece of the services people expect from their cities or counties.
But the library we grew up with is changing. The way we interact with the library and the services it offers is also changing.
With new technologies changing the way we access information, we wondered: what does the future hold for libraries?
Joseph Janes, the Chair of Library and Information Science at the University of Washington and the Founding Director of the Internet Public Library joined us along with David Votta, the Community Engagement Library at Midwest Collaborative for Library Services to discuss the issue.
Listen to the full interview above.