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Two statements on Libraries: juxtaposed

Library Folks may have heard of the TAIGA Forum, where AULs and Assistant Directors of Libraries came up with the Provocative Statements for 2009 regarding the future of Libraries (February 25, 2009).  There has been a lot of commentary on these statements.

Last week, folks at Darien Library in Connecticut came up with their own document, The Darien Statements on the Library and Librarians.  This stemmed from their “In the Foothills: A Not-Quite-Summit on the Future of Libraries” event.

While earlier document was more of a gaze into the crystal ball, this recent one is a visioning exercise on the role of Libraries.  The tone of each document is very different.

To what extent is the second statement a reaction to the first?