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Florida Matters Preview: Libraries In The 21st Century

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The SMART Lab in the USF Tampa Library.

These days it seems like we get most of our information from computers and mobile devices. Are libraries becoming obsolete?

This week on Florida Matters we’re talking to people who work in libraries about what might be in store for the future.

In this preview, Florida Matters' host Robin Sussingham talks with Todd Chavez, Dean of Libraries for the University of South Florida and Mark Y. Herring, Dean of Library Services at Winthrop University and author of the book "Are Libraries Obsolete?" They discuss how digital versions of literature, textbooks and even "board books" for young children impact reading.

Stephanie Colombini joined WUSF Public Media in December 2016 as Producer of Florida Matters,WUSF’s public affairs show. She’s also a reporter for WUSF’s Health News Florida project.
Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.