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Piece in the NYT by Shannon O’Neill. She is an archivist and reference librarian at the Atlantic City Free Public Library.
AS a librarian and archivist, I am often asked if I believe that, one day, libraries will disappear. While the present situation for many libraries is difficult — budget cuts, closings and furloughs — I think that libraries will persist.
One of my duties as an archivist is to document history. Given this, I cannot help but preserve the library artifacts that I find.
Full piece here. (Contains slide show of library items)