A crumbling building and a technology shortage hamper Anchorage's main library
By Sean Doogan, Alaska Dispatch: Libraries across the country are facing a dilemma: How to stay relevant in an ever-changing technology-based world? With information that used to be found only in the dusty stacks of a local public library now readily available over the Internet, libraries are increasingly focusing on becoming “community centers” instead of just a warehouse for books.
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