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Public Libraries & Adult Education

by Gail Spangenberg President, National Council for Adult Learning “Soon after the skill of writing was developed, more than 5,000 years ago, the need to save what had been written led to the phenomenon of the library.  To understand the library’s history and role in society, no resource is more important than Marshall McLuhan’s and Robert K. Logan’s 1997 seminal text, The Future of the Library.” The above paragraph leads off my recent review(1) for UNESCO of a newly published book by Robert Logan with Marshall McLuhan, titled The future of the library: From electric media to digital media.  That book(2) shows that the role of the public library in American life, and in … Continue reading

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