Librarians are needed!

By: Stewart Butterfield

I often hear people ask, “If we have the internet, why do we still need librarians?”

This is something I’ve heard since the days of dial-up and continue to hear right now. It misses the vital role that librarians play in our students’ lives. It’s true that the information landscape has changed. It is easier than ever to create a work and publish it to the world and with a tap of a button, we access information from anywhere at any time.

But actually, that’s why librarians are more vital than ever. Here are some of the things librarians do:

Source: We Need Librarians More Than Ever Before – John Spencer

I’m a huge fan of librarians! I believe his #2, curation, is one of the most important librarian skills to teach and learn, but woefully underused.

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