Keith Stanger
Information Services Librarian
Eastern Michigan University
Email: keith@stanger.com

Communities and organizations spend money on library materials and services as a cost effective way to help community members gain access to the works and ideas of others so as to answer questions, solve problems, learn new things, and explore entertainment opportunities. Since the library is the agency that manages access to the social transcript paid for by the community, it is a widely shared belief that the library, particularly those funded by educational institutions, should be the lead agency in articulating, promoting, and developing the community’s information literacy.

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