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Librarians were always about how to use the tools, but we’re even way more about that now. Our role is becoming more multifaceted, we do the same work but it’s being used in different forms and platforms. Libraries are moving with the change. Qualicum Beach library manager Eileen Gillette
Despite gains in the recent elections, those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ)—especially youth—are still targets of bullying, harassment, violence, and discrimination. Because of that fact, this group can benefit from libraries in two distinct ways: through the access to information that libraries offer and the sense of community that library programs can foster. Shawn Vaillancourt, Libraries as Safe Spaces
We see the library as being in the learning business, and the exploration business, and the expand-your-mind business. We feel this is really in that spirit, that we provide a resource to the community that individuals would not be able to have access to on their own. Jeff Krull, director of the Alan County Public Library
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