Homeworks from previous tours

Reflecting our thoughts and concerns on libraries and their future…

Caroline Baab: Libraries incorporating non-written resources into their collections

I’m interested in libraries incorporating non-written resources into their collections. It seems like seed ‘libraries’ have been springing up recently and tool ‘libraries’ can be found in some cities. Similarly, hackerspaces have become linked with some public libraries. What is the place for these types of resources in a public library? How would these or other similar resources benefit the community and add to a library’s programming? Do they change the public’s perception of their local library? And how so?
Caroline Baab
Recent MLIS graduate
McGill University

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