Monday, June 08, 2009

Public Libraries During a Recession

This article appeared a few months ago, so my bad for not getting it out there earlier. It's written by a public librarian in the Detroit area, and it chronicles how libraries have become such a vital part of a community that has experienced a great deal of economic turmoil.

In many ways, what her library - and her role within it - reminds me of our centers, and how they can become a pathway to opportunity for our clients. Both librarians and business advisors act as willing providers of ideas, services, loan programs, etc., to an audience badly in need of hearing about them.

Hence, this article. Hope you like it.

1 comment:

Alexis Mokler said...

Check out NBC's Today Show - Story on Libraries Helping Unemployed Video linked on the homepage for the New York Library Association. www.nyla.org