Here's another one of those quasi-feel-good articles that deals with how librarians are reinventing themselves. It gives all of us a pat on the back for a job well done. Although it focuses on the demands for, and benefits of, special librarianship, the impact that technology has had on the profession, as a whole, is pretty universal.
"Gone are the days of the Dewey decimal system, linoleum floors and musty volumes. Now, being a librarian takes Internet savvy, organization, keen business sense and a touch of a detective's skills.
'How librarians fare depends on how they define themselves,' said Bonnie Hohhof, editor of Competitive Intelligence Magazine. The future is in electronic information tailored to an individual's or business's needs, she said. Librarians need to work on a "higher level."