In case you missed this article, the New York Times published on the 7th of this month about the growing demand for digital archivists. Let’s hear it for media visibility and a growing acknowledgment of the expanding role of librarians.
Sunday’s New York Times has an article about the changing role of librarians in this new digital age. While the article has a focus on school media specialists, it is an interesting read, and a great bit of visibility for the profession.
It also discusses some of the challenges that librarians face today; balancing an ever-shrinking budget with an ever-expanding amount of information, and the need for a trained professional to filter out the relevant content.
(It’s also the second most emailed article of the day!)