A Billion-Dollar IPO for Johns Hopkins Libraries

Bob writes “Platitudes are very nice, but does this mean our colleagues at the Johns Hopkins libraries can expect raises or just heartfelt hugs? See the

Thinking Out Loud column of 12-6-2004. William R. Brody, president of The Johns Hopkins University, has some nice things to say about librarians!.

Massive information overload is placing librarians in an ever more important role as human search engines. They are trained and gifted at ferreting out and vetting the key resource material when you need it. Today’s technology is spectacular — but it can’t always trump a skilled human.”