Heidi LM Jacobs schreibt auf CBC darüber, weshalb uns die Pandemie gezeigt hat, dass wir Bibliotheken brauchen (via Stephen’s Lighthouse):
«When the pandemic closed libraries to the public, we saw how many people depend on them, not only for books and movies, but also for computers, internet access, and a safe, warm, accepting space. In many ways, we couldn’t see all the things libraries and librarians do until their absence made them visible.
Librarians will always tell you that libraries are not about buildings or collections — libraries are about people. I have said that many times before without fully understanding what it means. It took the pandemic for me to realize that libraries and librarians are always there for us. In turn, we must be there for them.»