From the President: Productive Engagement
AbstractIn the context of a conversation with a friend, who works in the corporate arena, he casually inquired, “Why do we need libraries, anyway?” I was stunned because I expected the professional courtesy of proper respect! In recovery, I patiently responded in anexultation of our profession that librarians and libraries are indispensable fundamentals of the social and intellectual landscapes. He affirmed with a meekly uttered, “Okay.” He needed to know why it was more convenient to visit a library rather than the Internet. Ineeded to know how he could have formed such a disposition. So I sought perceptions of the library profession among North Carolinians.