Elegy for librarians: After all the budget cutting’s done, who’ll be around to help us ask the sharper questions?
Houston Chronicle – “If librarians seem distracted these days, you can’t blame them. They’re worried that they’ll lose jobs. As cities, counties, public schools and universities all grapple with recessionary budget cuts, libraries look like low-hanging fruit. In this iEverything age, the thinking goes, books are musty relics. And without books, who needs librarians?
The truth is that we’ve never needed them more. Every day in this city, librarians do important jobs not strictly related to library science. “