Libraries today have become multimedia centers, offering not only books but DVDs, e-books and Internet access. They can also be an especially important community resource during times of economic hardship. A look at the future of libraries in a slowing economy.
- Carla Hayden Executive director, Enoch Pratt Free Library and past president of the American Library Association
- Jim Rettig President of the American Library Association. He is also the University Librarian at the Boatwright Memorial Library at the University of Richmond, Virginia.
- Ginnie Cooper Chief Librarian for the District of Columbia Public Library. She is the Former Executive Director of the Brooklyn Public Library.