From chains to portals

There is a lot of angst around at the moment on whether libraries have a future

or not but I believe many people make the mistake of underestimating us!

Over hundreds of years libraries have had the uncanny ability to diversify and change to meet customers expectations and needs and to adapt and embrace new technologies.

Once we managed clay tablets then chained books we moved on fast to ladies only reading rooms, card catalogues and complex classification schemes. Now our libraries have bright modern interiors, cafes and are alive with technology, ICT classes, children’s rhyme times and youth zones. Look at our portal

Librarians are more and more  social media savvy , good with electronic resources and gadgets and the seamless integration of local history, knowledge and technology


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