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Today and Tomorrow

Let's begin with an overview of the Today and Tomorrow section of the course. Watch the Futures: Today and Tomorrow video at Vimeo.

First Lady Michelle Obama reads to children on military base. The US ArmyWhat's the future of libraries and librarianship? How can an understanding of the past help us better prepare for the future?

The photo on the right shows First Lady Michelle Obama reading to children on a military base.

Will there always be paper books and storytelling?

Let's explore recent history, today, and tomorrow.

Dig DeeperOptional: Dig Deeper
Read Wilkin, John (2015). Meanings of the Library Today. In A. Crawford (Ed.), The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History, Princeton University Press. Available through IUPUI.

Read Billington, James (2015). The Modern Library and Global Democracy. In A. Crawford (Ed.), The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History, Princeton University Press. Available through IUPUI.


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