Libraries

A Library Is…

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The Minneapolis Public Library. Photo used under CC. Attribution to Hank Anderson http://www.flickr.com/photos/tangdersons/1420053269/.

Let’s complete that sentence. My post yesterday, 3D Printers Won’t Kill Your Library, generated a discussion which reinforced this issue of what exactly is a library. Or, put a different way, what does a library mean to different people?

If you wish to reply through twitter, I’ll try to expand on this post and add in your comments. Also, if you like to define things by their negative, you may do so here. Otherwise, please comment below and finish the sentence. If you wish to submit a picture or video, that’s fine too.

A library is…

Timothy A. Lepczyk

Tim is an instructional technologist and former librarian. On the side, he writes fiction and poetry, and publishes the magazine Scintilla. You can follow him on Twitter at @thirdcoast.

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