Bronwyn’s Library Blog

Tough times present unprecedented opportunities

Posted by bronwynr on March 5, 2009

 

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” Yes, it’s a tired cliché, but when it comes to today’s libraries—both school and public—it’s like that ABBA song I hear on the way to work. I just can’t get it out of my head.

You certainly don’t need me to explain what’s lousy—and scary—about the world nowadays. Just click on any news organization’s Web site. For librarians, the key question is how much is the economic recession going to affect their collections and services? What are they going to have to jettison—and what should they struggle to save?

Yet, there’s much that’s good about these times.

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