A powerful video about the function of public libraries

From: Phil Shapiro 

Hi Chugalug members, 

This new TED video speaks to some of the themes that makes the Chatt library right in the forefront of 
what libraries are moving towards across the nation. 


In just a short amount of time, the Chattanooga Public Library has turned itself around and is heading on 
a path towards being much more than a book place. (Although books remain a vital part of what libraries are about -- 
and ought to remain a vital part of what libraries are about.) 

And yes, open source is a part of the vision for any thinking public library -- because open source is all about 
possibilities and all about inclusion. 



Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness."