The Children's Literature Web Guide


nbruce writes "Librarian David K. Brown has a plan to bring you back to books by developing a dynamite web site, The Children's Literature Web Guide

In recent years, we librarians have been doing a lot of thinking about our role in the new electronic information environment. Traditionally, our role has been to organize information, and guide readers and researchers to the resources they need (Yes, that is what we were doing. The shushing and wearing of ugly cardigans were just extra perks of the job). In the new electronic environment, are librarians unnecessary? Can we be replaced by computers? I don't think so. Internet search engines are becoming more and more powerful, but ironically, the more information they retrieve, the more users see the need for some organizing force to make sense of it all. And that is what librarians do!"


This used to be my favorite source, but it hasn't been updated in several years. For basic information, it's still useful, but I really wish he would find the time to keep it up-to-date again.

I'm sorry I didn't notice that until after I sent it through. I agree. It needs to be updated.

I was about to say the same thing -- way outdated. That automatically leads to too many broken or moved links.

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