Nancy Schram, Director of the Ventura County library system, speaks with Sandra Siepak.
She discusses the 12 libraries in the county with over 450,000 print items.

Schram notes that the library mission to provide access to information has never changed. However, modern libraries, such as the Ventura County library system, offer more.

Some of the library services highlighted in the discussion include an adult literacy program, early childhood literacy program, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) and maker programs, as well as access to technology including computers and wifi.


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2 thoughts on “Ventura County Library System

  • November 27, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Very interesting. I never thought about how libraries have evolved to utilize and promote technology to such an extent. The Director of the library seems really knowledgeable. I didn’t think that libraries were run by such professional people that are so cutting edge.

  • November 30, 2018 at 8:16 am

    My library is in a rural area and doesn’t even offer WiFi for public use. It seems like there are wide ranges of service quality for library users based on locale. My sister lives in an area with a library offering incredible online content and training programs that are top notch. We should look into creating a national library system with equitable service for all. Currently, it seems to be feast or famine, depending on where you live.


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