[Web4lib] Re: Future of libraries
bgsloan2 at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 7 16:56:01 EDT 2008
I don't know if you are including any of my posts on the ALA "futures" panel discussion in your "handwringing about all of our handwringing about the future of libraries" comment. If you are, that's not what I was doing.
I was simply saying I was getting tired of the futurists' old "change or die" spiel. The futurists sometimes act as if libraries are not changing. Libraries are changing, although some are changing more/less than others.
--- On Mon, 7/7/08, Bill Drew <dreww at tc3.edu> wrote:
> From: Bill Drew <dreww at tc3.edu>
> Subject: [Web4lib] Re: Future of libraries
> To: "Chris Strauber" <cstrauber at gmail.com>, "Dan Lester" <dan at riverofdata.com>
> Cc: web4lib at webjunction.org
> Date: Monday, July 7, 2008, 10:14 AM
> It has been interesting to read all of the handwringing
> about all of our
> handwringing about the future of libraries. It is a major
> part of being
> a librarian to always being forward looking and discussing
> the future.
> Why whine about that? It makes no sense. The only
> constant in our
> profession for the last 50 years has been change. Just
> deal with it and
> move on. Change is why I enjoy being a librarian.
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