The Role of Libraries in Economic Hard Times

The Diane Rehm show today, Wednesday, January 7, 2009,  is “The Role of Libraries in Economic Hard Times.”

Libraries today have become multimedia centers, offering not only books but DVDs, e-books and Internet access. They can also be an especially important community resource during times of economic hardship. A look at the future of libraries in a slowing economy.

Diane’s guests today will be  Carla Hayden, executive director, Enoch Pratt Free Library and president of the American Library Association; Jim Rettig, President of the American Library Association and University Librarian at the Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond, Virginia; and Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian for the District of Columbia Public Library.

Listen it to it live at 9:00 a.m. on NPR radio stations such as:

Or one hour or later after the broadcast listen to the podcast:

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Ray Matthews

Government Documents and Digital Library Services Coordinator, Utah State Library