She also writes, "But the truth is that the state of our public libraries is a kind of litmus test of not only our economic health but that of our democracy, too. After all, libraries are the free, democratization of education, unbiased research, and uncensored enlightenment."
She then goes on to provide several reasons why our libraries are still the place where we as a nation will achieve our destiny.
I found this to be an interesting article. Genealogists usually have a strong interest in libraries and most everything that Emily Bristol describes will affect us as well. However, I did notice she never mentioned the change to digital libraries which I would suggest is going to be dramatic over the next decade or two.
You can read this interesting article at http://ivn.us/2012/08/08/nine-reasons-to-save-public-libraries/
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