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Public Library Association's conference faces the future in Charlotte
IN THE LIBRARY OF THE FUTURE, USERS will pull off the shelf the items they've placed on hold themselves, pay their fines online, and check out electronic books without ever entering a library building or worrying about overdues. This future library was a major topic of discussion among the more than 7,000 public librarians and vendors who gathered in booming Charlotte, NC, for the March 28-April 1, 2000, conference of the Public Library Association.
In a crowded program that generated lots of discussion among conference-goers, Cate McNeely of the Richmond, British Columbia, Public …