Libraries evolving, embracing new technology
| Jul 06, 2010
Tucked under a public library computer keyboard was an anonymous note: "Thank you for helping me get a job."
The paper scrap turned up at downtown Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library, where staff members say their 160 computers are enabling unemployed people to find jobs, do homework or manage their budgets.
"From McDonald's to McDonnell Douglas, 85% of all hiring is done online," said Pratt CEO Carla D. Hayden. "In a city like Baltimore, where 30% of the population has no home computer access, we have found a new role." Read more about this important function of today's libraries in The Baltimore Sun online.