- March 7, 2013
Librarians are essential to a healthy book ecosystem: they nurture lifelong readers and provide an increasingly important platform for book discovery. Yet few of us really understand the role they play and how they work. This panel of librarians (Christina de Castell, Vancouver Public Library; Michael Ciccone, Hamilton Public Library; Moe Hosseini-Ara, Markham Public Library) provides us with valuable insight into how libraries work, from budgets and collections to patron and e-lending statistics. They also discuss overcoming obstacles to better, stronger partnerships, and new opportunities for collaboration.