[Irtalk] Scaling Education to the Community: How Libraries Can Leverage MOOCs | MOOC Report

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 20:24:01 SAST 2015

But in this digital age, an obvious question people may ask is: how
relevant is an institution that is most notably associated with stacks of
books? In a world with Google, Wikipedia, Kindle, and Netflix, do we still
need libraries for content? With the ubiquity of smart phones, do we still
need a place to access the internet? With a Starbucks on every other
corner, do we still need libraries as public spaces–when was the last time
a friend suggested that you “meet at the library?” *Are libraries the
dinosaurs of public services?*

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