Monday, February 18, 2008

Thing 2 - Libraries Mission

In John Blyberg’s blog about libraries changing their mission, he states,

“We can still provide the same level of service to that segment (older generation users) while drastically changing the role libraries play in the lives of our younger constituents. It’s obvious that the Millenials have very little interest in the “traditional” library. There are many reasons for that. Lee Rainie has some great insights on the subject. A fundamental change in what we think our purpose is is necessary to engage our future tax-payers.”

I was very interested in what Lee Rainie’s comments were but couldn’t get this link to work. It automatically connected to the SirsiDynix website and a blog by Dru Zuretti regarding copyright issues.

I agree whole-heartedly with the above quote. I have heard too many times of seniors graduating from ERHS who have never checked out a book from our library or who never even went in to our media center. We need to constantly reevaluate what we think our purpose is to meet the needs of our technology-saavy students.

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