Librarians: Closing Post

Thank you for your participation in the Librarianship thread.  Our thread aimed to highlight new directions and dilemmas that we as librarians will most likely face.  The results of this weeks discussion leave us with the following reflections:  In the future of libraries, resources beyond artifacts will become increasingly important.  While this will expand the capabilities of the library, it will also add new complexities to catalog design and organization of information.  With expanded information access, should all librarians focus on knowledge creation and reference, or will this expanse change the role of the librarian from being a source of information towards a motivator of members. Finally, given that a constant state of change is not beneficial for any industry or society, how will we as librarians adapt and assure that our field settles into a usable service for a diverse set of members.

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