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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.