Saturday, June 13, 2009

Public Libraries - Value Increases in Bad Times

The Today Show (msnbc) carried a story segment on "Libraries lend a hand in tough times". This is a good video clip to share widely because it has a lot of examples and statistics about how libraries are providing free Internet access, teaching basic computer and Internet skills, entertainment, and information resources. Job seekers are re-discovering and valuing their public libraries.

The American Library Association provided background material for the reporters. Two key statistics to note:

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