May 16, 2022

Listen Online: Kansas City Libraries On The Right Track In The Digital Age, John Palfrey Interviewed on KC Public Radio

From the KCUR Web Site:

As we increasingly turn to Google and other search engines for our information needs, is the library be coming obsolete?

Educator and technology expert John Palfrey doesn’t think so, though he thinks it needs a system update.

Palfrey is the author of Bibliotech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, which will be released in May. He spoke at the Kansas City Public Library April 8, and says Kansas City libraries are on the right track as they transform in the digital age.

“Kansas City has an amazing system that gives a huge amount of hope for the future,” Palfrey told Steve Kraske on Up To Date.

Read the Article, Listen to the “Up to Date” Radio Program, With Guest John Palfrey(Runs 24:55)

Note: John Palfrey is a well-known person in the library world. Many know him as a leader in the development of the Digital Public Library of America (he’s know DPLA Board President) and the former Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. His full bio can be accessed here.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.