Libraries Are Being Starved—Whose Fault Is It?

Libraries, the most trusted civic institution, have become even more vital resources in a digital age. Yet they face decreased funding and a lack of a high-profile philanthropist like Carnegie or Gates. We will discuss who bears responsibility for rejuvenating public support for libraries. Our public officials, who provide the bulk of library funding? New philanthropists, who seem oblivious to libraries? Or libraries themselves, who have failed at building support for their work?

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding