The Role of Libraries in Adult Literacy Education
Submitted by Kathy_Tracey on October 27, 2016 - 11:38am
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In today's ever-changing and technology driven world, we often hear the question - Do we still need libraries? I thoroughly enjoyed reading Do We Need Librarians Now That We Have The Internet?. The author states, "For centuries, the librarian’s job was providing scarce information to dependent patrons. Now, the job is helping patrons navigate superabundant information of wildly varying quality and uncertain provenance. The new job, unlike the old, requires marketing — librarians must persuade patrons that a navigator is worth the time and trouble. For better or worse, the digital age forces experts to make the case that a Google search doesn’t replace the librarian, and WebMD doesn’t replace the doctor."
After reading this, I wanted to pose some questions.
- How do you build relationships with your local libraries?
- How do you engage students with library services?
- What is the role of libraries in your program?
I'd love to learn about your programming and library services.