Scholars and the Public Can and Must Co-Exist New York Times
Howard Dodson Jr., director of the Howard University library system, was formerly the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, part of the New York Public..."
"The plan to renovate the New York Public Library’s main building is a return to the past as well as a gateway to the future. It does not pose the threats to scholarship that many of its critics assert.
The plan, more than a decade old, was the library’s initial response to the post-9/11 economic crisis that challenged the futures of all cultural institutions. The New York Public Library could not sustain four research centers and 85 branch libraries.Then, the digital revolution, coming on the heels of 9/11, forced all libraries to rethink their identities and missions."