If you thought libraries were massive bank-like buildings where authority figures protected books from the public, you haven't visited a library recently.
Silver Spring branch of the Montgomery County Library. Click on the image for a larger version of this very modern library with children's rooms, computer rooms, study rooms, and lots of nooks and crannies for reading. Photo by Lawrence I. Charters
Libraries today are at the cutting edge of the information revolution, striving mightily to organize the world's knowlege into something that the average citizen can search for, find, view, and learn.
At the March meeting, James Donaldson, Acting Assistant Director of Collection and Technology for Montgomery County Public Libraries will talk about the technological trends affecting public libraries in general, and Montgomery County Public Libraries in particular. He will also offer a summary of MCPL's plans for their 21st century technology funds, and the interactions between emerging technologies and library collections.
We will also have our internationally-acclaimed Question and Answer session (yes, we get international calls, but none yet from the ISS).
If there is adequate bandwidth, and it isn't entirely used up by the attendees and their iPhones, iPads, iPods, etc., we will stream the meeting over the Pi's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeX9TuhjBL7n1HGlHOaNCmQ