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Erickson and Johnson

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Rolf Erickson


"Libraries must be spaces where multiple activities can take place simultaneously. And since there are many different learning styles,


The library should offer as many different types of environments as possible—quiet study areas, group activity areas, spaces for individual and small group work, spaces for instruction, spaces where students can listen to music, and—dare I say it—spaces where food and drinks are allowed."


Doug Johnson


All libraries will need to redefine their “value-added” qualities. The reality is that information seekers no longer need to visit a physical library to meet their basic information needs. Growing affluence means that many readers can and will purchase information rather than borrow it. The “Net Gen” prefers the visual and the virtual.

I see three primary things libraries can do:


  • Become the high touch environments in a high tech world. (Think Barnes & Noble)
  • Offer our services in a virtual environment. (Think online banking)
  •  Become uber information experts. (Think a highly competent, highly personalized travel agent)







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