Often bookstores are elevated as a model for libraries in the library literature. This time, a current USA Today article about Borders could easily refer to a library.
Borders Opens Bookshelves to Digital Services
By Jayne O’Donnell, Sharon Silke Carty and Erin Kutz
Here is a key excerpt:
“But follow the table of books snaking off to the right, and you’ll come face-to-face with Borders’ newest retail strategy: a digital center where you can download music or books, burn CDs, research family histories, print pictures and order leather-bound books crammed with family photos — with help from clerks who know how to do those sorts of things and won’t embarrass you if you don’t.”
Yep, sounds like a library.
I wonder, does our public know we offer so many fantastic services? Perhaps some web 2.0-style marketing is in order: What can you do @ your library?