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Spencer Watts, EBR Parish Library (2014)

The Press Club



Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2014-09-15

Duration: 00:27:22

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Watts, Spencer | East Baton Rouge Parish Library | Technology | Three-dimensional printing


  • Watts, Spencer Speaker


A speech by Spencer Watts before the Baton Rouge Press Club on September 15, 2014. Watts is the director of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library. He discusses: the upcoming 75th anniversary of the library system; rapid changes in technology, learning, and information storage and dissemination; how the library is adapting to those changes; the library’s role in introducing new technology to the public; the transformational role libraries play in people’s lives; children’s reading programs and instructional activities; the circulation and visitor statistics for 2013; partnerships to encourage library use; freedom of access to information; the importance of public computers; the available databases; and 3-D printing and the maker faires.