Monday, December 6, 2010

Librarians Forever!

"Librarians Forever!" Information Today / Loretta Gharst.
New Jersey: Computers in Libraries, December 2010.

"The rumored death of librarianship caused by the advent of technology has not, and will not, come to pass. In fact, technology has exponentially increased the librarian’s ability to provide library service. The core of library service is organizing, providing access, and guiding others in the use of materials. Material format changes (handwritten scrolls to printed books to ebooks) and methods change, but the core service roles do not. These service roles can be called the organizer, the gatekeeper, and the navigator."