January 28, 2022

Audio: Joe Janes and David Votta Discuss Libraries in the Age of Technology on Michigan Radio

The 17 minute segment aired yesterday on Michigan Radio’s Stateside program.

Here’s the blurb:

Think back to the last time you visited your local library. Did you check out a new best-selling book? Borrow a DVD? Meet your study group? Look something up in the reference section?

Since the early 20th Century, libraries have been a fundamental piece of the services people expect from their cities or counties.

But the library we grew up with is changing. The way we interact with the library and the services it offers is also changing.

With new technologies changing the way we access information, we wondered: what does the future hold for libraries?

Listen to the complete interview with Janes and Votta Here.

The legendary Joe Janes is currently a professor and director of the MLIS program at the University of Washington’s Information School. He is also the founding director of the Internet Public Library.

David Votta, is Community Engagement Librarian at Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS).

But wait, there’s more:
Joe Janes is giving a presentation today at MCLS about ebooks and libraries. On May 1st, Votta interviewed Janes in this post.

Janes has edited a new book (he also wrote a chapter), Library 2020: Today’s Leading Visionaries Describe Tomorrow’s Library for Scarecrow Press. It includes essays from Sarah Houghton, Stephen Abram, Clifford Lynch, Susan Hildreth, John Dove, and many others.
The Twitter hashtag is #MYLibraryin2020

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.