13. August 2014 · Comments Off on Chicago Tribune Article: “Google can’t compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology” · Categories: Uncategorized

Great Article in the Chicago Tribune on July 25 by Erinn Hutkin called “Google can’t compete with a skilled librarian steeped in information technology”.  See http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-201407250000–tms–careercarer-b20140725-20140725-story.html.

A few takeaways from the article:

  • The profession has gone beyond being book focused (Any surprises there?)
  • The articles seeks to inform the public about the variety of places where librarians work: Law firms, corporations, medical libraries, etc.
  • The article also describes the variety of work that librarians take on such as teaching patrons about library resources, organizing library materials, planning programs, choosing equipment, and preparing budgets
  • You have to like Skokie Public Librarian Mikael Jacobsen’s quote, “We are facilitating learning and creating community.”
  • The public is in need of librarian instruction on special technologies
  • The most common undergraduate majors prior to getting an MLS are education, English, history, and fine arts.
  • 90 percent of the 2011 graduates from the MLS program at Dominican University were employed within a year
  • Employment of librarians is predicted to be 7% by 2022

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