Economic downturn could be uplifting for libraries

Alice Says the economic downturn could be uplifting for libraries....
The economic downturn could be just the thing for libraries to use as a springboard to make their case to the American public:
1. We are a vital city service--as important as electricity or clean water.
2. Use us in good times and in bad.
3. We welcome ALL the people of the community here for technology access.
4. Hope lives here, at the library. Hope for improvement.

Comments

Thanks for the mention, Blake!

I think Alice's post summarizes the situation nicely.

I discussed public libraries and coming to grips with economic reality at considerably greater length (Alice is a much better self-editor and more concise writer than I am!) in Perspective: A time of limits?", in the January 2008 Cites & Insights.