May 19, 2022

Video: Do We Still Need a Library? NYPL President/CEO Anthony Marks Shares Thoughts During Lecture at Cornell

Here’s a video recording of a presentation at Cornell University by New York Public Library President and CEO, Anthony Marx. It took place on October 26, 2012 and runs about one hour.

Here’s the blurb from the CornellCast web page:

Research libraries have long been considered the intellectual hub of a community, whether it’s a university or a city. With the shift to digital content, network-based services, and globalization, research libraries have been challenged to adapt in unprecedented ways. Some even question their ongoing importance.

Drawing on his experience as the former president of Amherst College and the current president and CEO of the New York Public Library, Anthony Marx speculates on the future of research libraries. You’ll be surprised by what he has to say.

Anthony Marx at Cornell

See Also: Tony Marx, President of the New York Public Library, Profiled in The New York Times (October 11, 2012)

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