January 18, 2022

Michigan Public Radio Publishes Series of Articles on the “Public Library in an Internet Age”

Reporters from Michigan Public Radio visited seven public libraries in Michigan during the past two months and share what they learned in a series of articles.

The seven libraries visited:

  • Ann Arbor District Library
  • Kent District Library
  • Macomb Library For the Blind
  • Pickney Community Public Library
  • Traverse Area District Library
  • Walton Erickson Public Library
  • Ypsilanti District Library Bookmobile

From Introductory Post:

In the age of the Internet, what’s the future of the local library?

We drove across the state and visited several local libraries to see for ourselves. We found libraries that serve their communities in different ways.

Some still use card catalogs (they stay open when the power goes out.)

And others that offer their patrons access to all kinds of technology.

Each report can be accessed here or here.

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.