January 22, 2022

Member of Congress Talks About “How Public Libraries Can Boost American Innovation”

Below, a passage from an article that includes a quote by Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, (D-NM) at a Information Technology and Innovation Foundation event held in DC earlier today.

From NextGov:

Lujan advocated for establishing maker-spaces in public libraries, potentially outfitting them with small-scale manufacturing equipment such as 3-D printers, that are accessible to businesses, researchers and the nearby community. Because public libraries already exist across America, “including the rural parts, where we still don’t have bandwidth capacity,” they could become hubs for technological development outside Silicon Valley, he said

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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.