libraries http://kcur.org en New KC Library Bridges Centuries, Riles Historians http://kcur.org/post/new-library-bridges-centuries-riles-historians <p>Say you’re researching for a book report. Or looking up local history. Maybe you want to learn to some do-it-yourself home repair. Chances are good you’ll log on to the internet and get your answers in a few minutes without leaving your chair.</p><p>This leaves old-fashioned libraries with a problem: how to get people back to the stacks.</p><p>One local library has a unique solution for facing the future by embracing the past. The new branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library literally joins a 21st century building with a pre-Civil War home.</p><p>But not everybody is happy about it.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:42:42 +0000 Alex Smith 35765 at http://kcur.org New KC Library Bridges Centuries, Riles Historians Libraries Meeting Needs Of Diverse Communities http://kcur.org/post/libraries-meeting-needs-diverse-communities <p>Demographers predict that by the year 2050, African-Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Latino/Hispanics, and Native Americans will constitute the majority of Americans. The 2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color is meeting this week in Kansas City, Missouri to help answer the question: How are our nation's libraries preparing for the demographic shift?</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 20:44:38 +0000 Steve Kraske & Danie Alexander 24585 at http://kcur.org Libraries Meeting Needs Of Diverse Communities