Hometown, Alaska: The Future of Libraries

“Libraries make information available for everyone. But in a world of Google and Kindle, the work of libraries has changed. What is the new role of libraries, and how should they be redesigned to do these jobs? This week on Hometown, Alaska Charles Wohlforth hosts national library consultant Bill Wilson, who is visiting to help the Anchorage Public Libraries navigate this new world, and Carlton Sears, director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Ohio, who has started innovative new programs in his community.”

Visit the Public Radio KSKA FM 91.1 website to download the MP3 of the broadcast.  They have also posted several documents on the Anchorage 21st Century Libraries Project.

It’s definitely worth a look/listen!