I've posted many times about the nature of library services and how things are changing. I think I've also shared my concern about shrinking funding and increased usage and what that is doing to our ability to serve. I find this study, done by OCLC to be interesting and succinct. What do you all think?
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Well, I'm glad to hear things are getting better, not worse for libraries. I have to admit it's taking me a financial crisis to think about heading back over to my wonderful town library, a mere 3 blocks from my house. My book club supports our local town book store by making our monthly purchase there (we get a discount)-- and I've been buying & selling used books on the internet for a while. Frankly... I'm getting a little tired of moving all the paper around!!
I have heard that during this economic downturn that many have gone back to using the library.