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Host: Scott LaMar

Smart Talk: Libraries transform

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 13, 2016 3:37 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, April 13, 2016:

Technology has changed many of our institutions.  One that may have had to adapt the most is the library.

April 10-16 is National Library Week and the theme is "Libraries Transform."

Whether it is a transformation or part of an evolution, the use of computers, tablets, and mobile phones that are tied to the internet have made the library of just 20 years ago outdated.  No longer are visitors to the library satisfied to search from amongst thousands of hardbound books for research or to borrow.  

Today's libraries are set up to be information hubs in communities or academic and school settings.  Most are equipped with the technology.  

However, with dollars tight, some asked whether libraries are relevant.

We'll learn more about today's libraries and the libraries of the future on Wednesday's Smart Talk.

Appearing on the program are Kathy Silks, Program Manager for PA Forward/Pennsylvania Libraries and Rob Lesher , Executive Director of the Dauphin County Library System.


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Rob Lesher and Kathy Silks

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