I know I don’t usually share links to external articles on here, but today this one really caught my eye. The headline alone, Why the future of UK libraries is in the ‘connection, not the collection’ strikes right at the heart of my own beliefs about libraries; the name of my blog, is, after all, Libraries Connect Communities.

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The article, by Louise Rhind-Tutt, quotes David Lindley, Executive Director of Designing Libraries, as saying that the key to shifting the focus from collections to connections is through “creating interactive, collaborative and participative spaces for people to come together and work together, learn together, and access a variety of materials and resources – not just borrow books.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Read the complete article here: