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Public Libraries Occupy a Hallowed Space in the Community and in Public Consciousness

Public Libraries Occupy a Hallowed Space in the Community and in Public Consciousness

http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/drexel-public-libraries.html

“I think public libraries are the quintessential ‘safe space,’ and that’s something that I don’t think can be replicated by any other civic institution,” said Alex Poole, PhD, an assistant professor in Drexel University’s Department of Information Science. “They’re a fundamental cornerstone of a democratic republic. If you look back on the history of libraries, books and information were rather jealously guarded for many years…I think most people tend to forget how important that was to allow your average citizen access to all of this information.”

Stephen

Posted on: December 2, 2017, 6:19 am Category: Uncategorized