The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age
The advent of the Internet has placed the need for libraries, and librarians under scrutiny. Now that everything in print is available online, do we really need physical libraries and librarians anymore? Of course we do…now, more than ever before.
According to Luis Herrera, city librarian of San Francisco, “Libraries are more relevant than ever. They are a place for personal growth and reinvention, a place for help in navigating the information age, a gathering place for civic and cultural engagement and a trusted place for preserving culture.” (Herrera, 2012) Over the last decade libraries have kept pace with changing technologies and increased their relevancy even while traditional bookstores are still learning to navigate the digital era.
Via Elizabeth E Charles