Not what Dan has in mind.
Apparently, there are still people in Brown County who like to visit a comfortable place.
And then there's the programming aspect of what libraries do, not all of it requiring "technology-enhanced meeting space".
Dan Linssen column: Embrace tomorrow's technology over yesterday's central library. (Green Bay Press-Gazette, 3/18/2012)
Excerpt: For $3 million, we could build and equip a very nice 20,000-square-foot technology center that could be accessed online by users with computers or electronic readers, and could offer some comfortable and inviting on-site computer/reader stations for walk-in use. The facility even could offer limited [?] technology-enhanced meeting space for public use. We could then spend another $2 million to purchase 10,000 electronic readers for loan to users who don't have access to computers or readers. That would leave $10 million to spend on digitizing and archiving the library's current print collections, establishing a site-maintenance and technology upgrade fund and providing transition assistance to county residents as we migrate to a digital library world.
There's something missing here, right?
In his design for what he wants in a
Children's services. (And maybe Dan should take a look at this.)
Library Journal, February 15, 1985
Dan Linsser, meet Frank Novak. The two of you seem to be in a rush to get to the same destination.
In a position paper prepared at the request of Save our Rockford Library, Jane Pearlmutter, Associate Director Emeritus and Instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies, observes that “RPL seems like a passenger who knows it’s time to go somewhere, but is standing on the wrong platform, waiting for the wrong train.”
Here are a couple of other thoughts to ponder.