Librarians are still needed

“Librarians will still be needed to help the public, the public just may not know it yet.” Kristin Jeffries

This is a great quote by one of my classmates in our discussion forums, where the entire class talked about the effect technology has on libraries’ missions. We keep hearing stories questioning whether all the new technologies are going to make libraries obsolete–and the answer is no, as Kristin said.

Communities keep cutting library budgets in belt-tightening moves, believing that libraries are less relevant these days, but indeed, they don’t realize they need us librarians, yet. Hopefully they will before it’s too late.

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