They were more than librarians. They were cultural midwives that truly nurtured the people who came into their information domains seeking knowledge, understanding and wisdom.
If your idea of a library is row upon row of nicely shelved hardcovers, then you’ll be in for a surprise when a planned new library in San Antonio opens this fall.
“Think of an Apple store,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff says while explaining the layout of the new library, BiblioTech.
In keeping with technological advances, the county will house a library of neatly arranged LCD screens and gadgets instead of the traditional banquet of dog-eared print and paper books. The public library will be one of the first digital-only libraries of its kind.
With 50 computer terminals and a stock of laptops and tablets on-site, the building will also offer an array of preloaded e-readers available for the card-carrying customer to take home.
I will be curious on its success (or lack thereof)..
Very interesting interview with a group that infiltrates the Harold Washington Library with books that they disperse throughout the library while making them look like library books.