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Why Corinne Hill Says Libraries Should ‘Stop Being Missionary and Start Being Mercenary’

Corinne Hill, executive director of the Chattanooga Public Library, is recognized as an innovator.  Library Journal named her the 2014 Librarian of the Year, and she’s recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in an FCC workshop about libraries and broadband internet service.  While in D.C., she also attended the American Library Association’s invitational summit, Libraries From Now On: Imagining the Future.

In this interview with WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller, Hill explains why she believes that libraries should be less “missionary” and more “mercenary” as their services evolve in the internet era.

“It’s a difficult time,” she says, “but I think it’s a fascinating time to be in this business.”

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