Yesterday, I posted about a new “Express Library” in King County that has no staff, and is basically a holds pick-up shelf, a catalog-computer, a telephone to call another library for help, a small paperback collection, and a book return. In thinking about this facility being called a “library,” I asked the question:
What makes a library a library?
Buffy Hamilton, a librarian at the Creekview High School in Canton, Georgia, took a video camera and asked some of her students what they think makes a library a library.
I love it! I love the answers, and I am motivated to try to record some of our library patrons to see what they think. Maybe that would help us make some of our tough budget decisions.