Librarians should learn to love Google

Anonymous Patron writes Librarians should learn to love Google Traditional librarians worry that the Internet is increasingly the first choice of many information seekers. They argue that not everything is on the Internet and that what is there is not well organized. They point out that sites change or disappear without notice, and anyone can put up anything. They are concerned that people may just pick the first thing they see without evaluating it. All these arguments contain some truth, but they ignore how the quality, organization and ease of access of information on the Net have evolved.

Does this mean that libraries are obsolete? Of course not. It simply means that a wonderful tool exists to help locate much of what people are searching for without the need to go to a special place or ask an information expert.”

Update: 10/04 14:24 EST by B:Reg Required: email: [email protected] pass:lisnews1