Listen Online: “Libraries in The 21st Century” Discussed on Florida Matters Public Radio Program
UPDATE May 3, 2017 A recording of the complete Florida Matters program titled, Libraries in the 21st Century is now available.
There was a time when the only place to get a book was to buy it from a store or borrow it from a library. Now in two clicks we can read it on an iPad. What’s the future role of libraries in today’s digital landscape?
This week on Florida Matters we’re talking to people who work in libraries about what might be in store for the future.
- Todd Chavez, Dean of Libraries for the University of South Florida.
- Ava Edhe, Services Manager for Manatee County Public Libraries. Edhe was recently named 2017 Librarian of the Year by the Florida Library Association.
- Mark Y. Herring, Dean of Library Services for Winthrop University and author of the book “Are Libraries Obsolete?: An Argument for Relevance in the Digital Age”
In this preview, Florida Matters’ host Robin Sussingham talks with
Todd Chavez, Dean of Libraries for the University of South Florida and Mark Y. Herring, Dean of Library Services at Winthrop University and author of the book “Are Libraries Obsolete?” They discuss how digital versions of literature, textbooks and even “board books” for young children impact reading.
Listen to the 4:06 preview.
Florida Matters airs on WUSF on Tuesday’s at 6:30 PM (Eastern) and Sunday at 7:30 AM (Eastern).
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.