Retiring N.J. state librarian stresses libraries’ continued relevance in digital age

NJ.com – “As state librarian, Norma Blake has helped libraries around New Jersey shift their primary function from lending books to aiding in the economic recovery — whether it’s teaching job seekers basic computer skills or serving as reference centers for research. “Many years ago, people said, ‘Oh, libraries will never last with the Internet,’ but that has proved to be the exact opposite,” she said. “People are pouring into libraries.”

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