Sunday, February 22, 2009

week 04: Koontz, Jue, and Lance article

Question: How do libraries fulfill a role in the process of lifelong learning for low income persons?

The answer to this study question can be found on page 30 of the article at the bottom. The article states, "Public libraries are one of the few if not only public information resources in areas having a high concentration of low-income individuals." They contribute to lifelong learning because low income individuals have less access to information resources and fewer options for education. The authors emphasize that, "public libraries are vital in diminishing the information gap between the technical elite and the technical poor".

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