The Future Of Libraries

February 4, 2014

State Librarian Ken Wiggin will speak on the future of libraries and the Edge Initiative at the Essex Library at 7 p.m.  on Monday, February 10.  This program is free and open to the public.

In an increasingly digital world, will the Internet replace your public library? Or will libraries find renewed relevance as the purveyors of information and enrichment, leading the way into the future? Kendall Wiggin, Connecticut State Librarian, will speak about the intersection of libraries and digital literacy and explain the impact of the new Edge Initiative on how your library will work for you today and in the years to come.

Kendall Wiggin has served as Connecticut State Librarian since October 1998. As the Chief administrative officer of the State Library, he directs the development and administration of library programs and services including: Administrative Services, Information Services, Library Development, Public Records, State Archives and the Museum of Connecticut History. Developed by a national coalition of leading library and local government organizations, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and led by the Urban Libraries Council, The Edge Initiative was created with the vision that all people should have opportunities to enrich and improve their lives through open access to information, communication, and technology services provided by public libraries. Please join your community for this inside look at the future of libraries.