Libraries of the Present and the Future
At TEDxSomerville, Lis Pardi talks about librarians of the future.
As the sale of eBook readers rise many people assume the library is dying — that it has no place in our device obsessed future world. But librarians are re-inventing what a library is and sometimes removing it from the big building full of books. Future libraries will be portable and located where researchers need them. Traditional library buildings will house new items for check out, like tools, cake pans or even people.
Lis is a strong advocate for libraries and has spoken at local events about the ways libraries will remain relevant in a paper-less future.