October 28, 2021

Marketplace Report: ” It Checks Out — Libraries are an “Investment That’s Well Worth It”

From Marketplace:

The rapid development of the digital economy led some to believe public libraries could go the way of the dinosaur. After all, why go to all the trouble to trek to your local library when you can simply find what you need with the click of a mouse?

Yet in the digital age the evidence is compelling that libraries remain vital community institutions, especially as public trust in institutions remains low and people’s connections with each other grow weaker and further apart.

  • Senior economics contributor Chris Farrell spoke with “Marketplace Morning Report” host David Brancaccio on how public libraries are still enriching the communities and neighborhoods they serve.

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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.