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In this week's In the October 27, 2000, Chronicle of Higher Education, Wayne Wiegand wonders why it is that, while patrons consider Reading to be the most important service of a public library--e.g., providing reading hours and storytelling for children and buying enough copies of popular titles to satisfy demand--library schools instead concentrate on Information and the technologies needed to provide it, at the expense of teaching future librarians why people read what they do. [Librarians Ignore the Value of Stories] (via)
EDIT: Thanks, Steven, for catching the date. I just didn't notice.