Librarians are still important and needed. Hurrah!

“Who Needs ‘Em?”David Warlick
This article was a request to answer the query “do we really need librarians or libraries any more?” in one minute. Most of the comments are great – (“a good librarian is the best bargain in town”), though a few comments are a little disappointing/worrying.

For more definitely positive affirmations of our continuing importance read
33 Reasons Librarians are Still Extremely Important – .
This article explaines why “librarians – are irreplaceable”, including such points as “The internet complements libraries, but it doesn’t replace them”, “Libraries aren’t just books” (which so many (non-library) people just don’t seem to understand!), and “The internet is a mess”!

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