Will the library of the 21st century still have books? YES, there is no doubt in my mind. However, what else might it have?
Read about how the downtown Chattanooga Public Library cleared out 14,000 feet of storage space and created a space for sewing machines, laser cutters, 3D printers, and more. Interaction is the key ingredient, with a light touch on any sort of warehousing of books!
Read the following two posts to get more detail:
- It is called the Library as Incubator Project; read more for the details.
- Another article written by National Journal, Jan. 21
Exciting stuff….but, are librarians prepared to function and support end users in these kinds of spaces?