March 23, 2007
Glaswegian library head slams "distracted" libraries
I ask the kind permission of the public libraries division of the Bookseller to quote this in full from today's magazine
"Karen Cunningham, head of libraries for Glasgow, has accused the public libraries sector of "taking its eye off the ball" and getting distracted from reading by IT. Speaking at the Orange Broadband prize for Fiction 2007's seminar for librarians on Monday, she said. "I think we really took our eye off the ball. It wasn't that we diverted financial resources but we did divert our thinking time, our planning time and our staff time away from books and reading"
Well said Karen Cunningham.
Posted by Perkins at March 23, 2007 11:23 AM