A sort of continuation of my list from earlier. This time instead of points, I’ve got questions. Questions to ponder.
If they get rid of libraries…
Yes, this will happen if things don’t change soon. It’s harsh terminology I know. People like the term “cuts” much better, but it’s essentially the same thing.
Where will the government be able to store documents safely?|
How will the public have access to curated, trustworthy, up-to-date information?
Where are you going to go to borrow movies for free without being charged with piracy?
Where will you go to learn new skills for free?
Will there be other places where a person can hang out with friends in a safe environment and improve themselves at the same time?
Where will people go to learn the technological skills required in the workforce for free and subsequently improve their ability and confidence to contribute to the world?
How will current library staff be able to effectively contribute to the economy?
How will those interested in the field, who have studied, and have credentials be able to find viable opportunities?
How will the next generation learn research skills to be able to discern what is a reliable source and what is not?
How will people be able to become more knowledgeable, or even experts on a topic?
Don’t we want smart, well informed people in society?
I could go on and on but I’m sure you can think of questions of your own. Libraries serve a unique role in society. They will always be a good investment.
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