Librarians Ignore the Value of Stories

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.