In changing times, libraries test new survival strategies
An Anonymous Patron tells us about this article on libraries adopting 'business' strategies, from Boston.com:
"Patricia Lambert, who favors power suits and keeps a copy of "Think Like a Manager" near her desk, took over as library director about two months ago.
In one of her first business decisions, she quietly reversed a longtime rule at the library. "I took down the sign that says, 'No food or drink,' " she said. "No one has said anything."
"We need to be like Barnes & Noble. That's really whom we should be looking at as a concept," she said.
"You can eat and drink in Barnes & Noble. You should be able to do that at the library.""