Library revolution offers bright future

The Western News – London,Ontario,Canada, has reprinted a great essay by Elizabeth Breakstone, social-sciences librarian at the University of Oregon. She’s disturbed by that dismal view of a future that she’ll occupy. She says too often it’s the stereotype-fulfilling librarians, like Michael Gorman, who get the press. “don’t blindly buy into every new technological toy without thinking about the implications, but neither are we all afraid or disdainful of the changes we’re facing. Traditionally a structured collection of books, the library now extends far beyond physical walls as we work to enhance information retrieval, dissemination, and literacy. “