New buildings are being planned and built, interim libraries are up and running and attracting larger crowds, and what had been an unimaginative and plodding bureaucracy has been refashioned to try to capture some of the leading edge of the information world.There are still serious questions to be asked about the system’s future Should there be fewer, larger branches rather than the 20 plus collection of smaller facilities that the city probably cannot afford to maintain? Is there enough of a commitment to books and especially to classics in this era of technological change? What exactly is the role of a central downtown library and how much of a people magnet and development engine can it be? but in the meantime, there are some new signs that the city’s library is thinking big, and that’s good news indeed. Library folks working on figuring out how best to share and spread information using the latest technologies. The library is running a photo contest comparing Washington then and now, using pictures from the library’s terrific collection of local history materials that are in the public domain and available here.And you can read about the new ideas the library’s staff is cooking up on their blog, Amino, where it’s evident that Cooper has assembled a group that is thinking much like those of us in the old media are: Exploring every avenue of the new communications matrix to figure out how to capture new eyeballs, how to ferret out what’s useful and discard what’s merely fashionable, and how to expand the rich and deep resources of what was into the frenetically changing universe of what’s becoming.Like many users, I still visit the library primarily to find books, and the danger exists that libraries will get too fixated on new toys and lose touch with the central mission.
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RICHARD N. GOODWIN, Richard N. Goodwin who was an assistant special counsel to President Kennedy and a special assistant to President Johnson, is a frequent contributor to The Times. AP: “Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell faces a primary challenger in just a few weeks. To watch the television ad his campaign will begin running [today], voters would never know it. McConnell’s campaign said Monday it was spending more than $100,000 on a new TV ad set to begin airing statewide [today].