Boston Fox 25/MyFoxBoston.com had a mini debate on Monday, June 28, 2010 on whether Massachusetts cities and towns should get rid of libraries:
Brandon Abbs of the People of Boston Branches and Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam were the debaters.
There were no librarians involved to give their side of the story. Anchors Maria Stephanos and Mark Ockerbloom have no clue what happens in a public library since they haven’t been in one for over ten years!
Meanwhile NPR’s Diane Rehm had a show on Monday, June 28, 2010 called The Changing Role of Public Libraries:
It’s runs approx 52 minutes. Guests include:
Sari Feldman executive director, Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library; president, Public Library Association.
John Hill president of the D.C. Public Libraries Board of Trustees; CEO of the Federal City Council.
Camila Alire president, American Library Association.
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