22 years ago, in a shiny new mall in downtown Syracuse, the central library set up housekeeping. But where department stores and food courts once enticed visitors, now offices and specialty shops hang their shingles and dramatic changes have also taken place in the library
“When this library opened, there were 30 librarians,” said Elizabeth Daily, Executive Director of the Onondaga County Public Library System. “They spent time doing things like filing cards. Now we have 17 librarians. The work that takes up their time is totally different."