The librarian should remain at the center

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The Future of Librarians in an EBook World

While the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is funding tech initiatives such as a smartphone app for the Washington State Library, the focus on the human element is key, according to Sue Coliton, the foundation’s vice president. “We believe it’s not either/or,” says Coliton. “The technology opportunities are additive. The librarian should remain at the center.”

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I agree the Librarian should remain at the center. People/patrons still want human contact. And, their is no replacement for the human brain.

I agree the Librarian should remain at the center. People/patrons still want human contact. And, there is no replacement for the human brain.

Once again, good article, stupid headline--since nothing in the story says that print is dying or even declining. [Show me even one fact in that article that says print is dying: Certainly not the growth of ebooks.] An Atlantic writer should know better.

Eeeeek. I've not seen that initialism before and initially thought it to be gibberish from a spammerbot. Just killed two bits of spam this early afternoon...

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