San Francisco: In a digital age, libraries are more needed than ever [Luis Herrera]

from the San Francisco Chronicle

“We live in a networked world where communication, technology and information all are essential to live a productive life. San Francisco has emerged as the epicenter of this global revolution, creating iconic companies that are rapidly changing the way we live. But San Francisco is also a tale of two cities — one highly literate and educated, the other disconnected from the resources and benefits of technology. This critical divide between the haves and have-nots makes public library systems more relevant than ever.”

http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/In-a-digital-age-libraries-are-more-needed-than-6347419.php