Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More from Seth Godin on libraries

Earlier this month, marketing guru Seth Godin wrote a blog post that was not well received by many librarians including me.  Given his words then, I was very interested to hear these words spoken during a December 2009 podcast that I just listened to:
The things that are most valuable in our lives have always been free.  You know go to the library and read something.
And that is in the middle of a longer discussion on the positive value of free!

So which does he believe - that libraries are of value or that they deliver services that no one wants?

Also of interest to me was hearing in that Seth Godin is from Buffalo, NY.  Maybe the libraries of Buffalo should invite him back for a discussion about his view on what they do.

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