But how did we get to this stage? Why do we have professional librarians who refuse to keep up with the professional and technological requirements? How did we reach a point where the patrons' needs were less important than the traditional way of doing things?
He is referring to the Librarian’s 2.0 Manifesto written by Laura Cohen.
Tyler is confused as to why we need to put something like this in writing and I agree with him! How did a profession that was one of the first to use the Internet and WWW become one that is so fearful of change and technology? How is it that our librarians have fallen behind the times so quickly? And why do battles have to be fought for what’s best for the patron?
And so I grow frustrated when I read the goals and responsibilities of the 2.0 Librarian, it should’ve been part of our profession all along.
I’m with you Tyler. I wish I had an answer to your question – or a relief to your frustration – but the most I can give you now is hopefully a bit of comfort in the fact that you’re not alone out there.