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The future of libraries with Sam Passey on Wednesday's Access Utah

Stacks of books are on a table. In the center, three books are open to various pages.
Abhi Sharma

In a changing reading landscape that now includes ebooks consumed on your device, what is the role of the public library, and how is that role changing?

Today we’ll talk with Sam Passey, Director of the Uintah County Library in Vernal. We’ll ask him about current challenges and opportunities and the future of the library.

And we would love to hear from you. Has your experience of the library changed? What do you think the future of the library will and should look like? Continue the conversation at

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Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.