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:
- KUER : via ITunes at http://www.kuer.org/listenlive/home.php or on the radio at 90.1 FM
- WAMU: http://www.wamu.org/programs/dr/
Or one hour or later after the broadcast listen to the podcast: