Saturday, January 09, 2010

The NEW library

So, the library has often been thought of as a place that ... (fill in the blank). I go to the library to ... (fill in the blank again).

With the growth of digital medium the library is still a place for learning. The volume of information that we each face can be overwhelming. We still need someone to help us sort through the mountain of data, and help us make sense of the information.

The medium may change, but the mission still exists. Look at the mission statement from the Library of Congress (http://www.loc.gov/ndl/mission.html) ... the library is our collective memory, our collective history.

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