Monday, November 21, 2005

The McLibrary, coming sooner than you think!

Librarians are "weeding" out tomes that are not widely circulated -- an appalling thought for traditionalists, who count on the library to carry the obscure volume, too.
Librarians themselves will morph:
• A clerical worker with a college degree will answer reference questions -- basically taking over the role for which a librarian went to college to get a master's degree.
• Librarians with expertise in a particular field no longer will order books for their area.
• Users will do more self-service.
Some call it McLibrary. Everything is about volume and quick turnover. And money.

'New and improved' library...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This describes the library I'm currently working in. It's very distressing. Does anyone know if BCLA is looking into such issues? Do they care?

Monday, December 19, 2005  

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