Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an ALL TIME high of 14164 points.
Dow Jones Hits New All-Time High
“The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened at 14,127.82 on Tuesday and quickly passed its previous all-time high of 14,164.53, which was set in late 2007 before the U.S. entered a recession. . . . The Dow has now more than doubled from its low point of less than 6,600 in mid-2009, during the worst of the recession and housing crisis. The gains suggest that investors are once again bullish on the U.S. economy . . . The S&P 500 is also closing in on its all-time high from 2007 of 1,565.”
I want to see the headline: Public Library circulation and use grows from hundredth straight year. Do papers just publish the bad news?
If you’ve read Walt Crawford’s blog: Walt at Random: http://walt.lishost.org/
or his book “Give Us a Dollar and We’ll Give You Back Four (2012-13)” ($19.95),
you will know that in the aggregate, using the latest IMLS data, that library use is up – across the board – including visits (door counts), programs and program attendance, PC use, reference transactions. Even though reference is down in some places, it can’t be anything but UP if you include the reinvention of library reference into library digital services.