American libraries in 2016: Creating their future by connecting, collaborating and building community

American libraries in 2016: Creating their future by connecting, collaborating and building community

Author: 
Rosa, Kathy
Publisher: 
IFLA
Date published: 
2016
Record type: 
Responsibility: 
Storey, Tom, jt. author
Journal Title: 
IFLA Journal
Source: 
IFLA Journal, Vol. 42, No. 2, June 2016, pp. 85-101
Abstract: 

This article presents an overview of the American library landscape and explains the trends and challenges American libraries are facing. US libraries provide people of all ages and backgrounds with access to information and technology. They are community and campus hubs, relied upon to provide the services and support that people need for study, research and lifelong learning. They continue to reinvent themselves to meet the emerging demands in the digital age while retaining their core values of cooperation, sharing and service.

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CITATION: Rosa, Kathy. American libraries in 2016: Creating their future by connecting, collaborating and building community . : IFLA , 2016. IFLA Journal, Vol. 42, No. 2, June 2016, pp. 85-101 - Available at: http://library.au.int/american-libraries-2016-creating-their-future-connecting-collaborating-and-building-community