See also Judy O'Connell's blog post about this here: http://heyjude.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/major-new-pew-report-on-libraries/
This article brought back to me the excitement I had for years and years of being in a library and the joys of discovery and 'ambush' as the author describes. Since teaching overseas in schools with sub-standard libraries, and in conjunction with the changes technology has brought, I have lost that feeling of anticipation and adrenalin rush of actually walking into a library, a space of learning full of resources waiting to be plucked off shelves. Yes, times are different, but I enjoyed this article because it did help me to remember the past.......Yes I also feel sad for what is lost, but the one constant in life is change of course.
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