Monday, April 2, 2007

The silent function of libraries

Perhaps this will not be news to readers in more urban environs, but it was to me out here in the sticks. In this article on WorkingForChange, a recently retired librarian discusses the modern library and the homeless problem. It's a very moving article about society's inability to deal with the chronically homeless in any kind of compassionate or even cost-effective fashion. Rather than simply point fingers, the author suggests some changes that could be made, many of them not terribly expensive. It really makes you wonder why, as a society, we've allowed all this to go on.

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