This week, Dr. Heidi Jacobs presented The Library as Active Space: Connecting Histories, Stories, and Communities.
Dr. Jacobs said many ask the question in this day of Google do we still need libraries?  She went on to describe several projects that the University of Windsor's Leddy Library has collaborated on with community groups. One of the key collaborations was with the family of Boomer Harding and the Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society, called Breaking the Colour Barrier. This project manifested into an archive, thorough website, and curriculum focused on the Chatham Coloured All-Stars baseball team of the 1930s. Breaking the Colour Barrier ( Through collaboration, libraries help preserve history, provide education and lifelong learning, and promote diversity and intellectual freedom. Yes, we still need libraries!