I think libraries just need to evolve. i know of only a few libraries in my state where you can actually "check-out" ebooks. all libraries need to go to this system and provide training for the older masses who dont understand it.
also, the library is a place for more than just reading. it is a productive hangout and a place for people to do research, be alone, concentrate, cool off in the summer, etc. it is sort of like a free boys and girls club to an extent.
a bit of library reorganization and evolution is necessary and can help in bringing in a new age of libraries and their usefulness.
i like this little tid bit. the school district i work in pays starting teachers 27,000/year. yet, we require teachers to have a bachelors degree (conservatively $50,000/4 years), have special certificates, and have student teaching experience.
why? we rag on our teachers, but we aren't exactly making it easy for the most highly capable to enter the profession. I remember when the valedictorian of my class decided to go to school for elementary education. everyone was up in arms. why would this smart person use their intelligence for such a painfully low salary? sad, but true.