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Librarians Wake Up! September 6, 2006

Posted by sharynheili in Uncategorized.

Librarians wake up!  A new era has been dawning for some time now.  Are we still hiding our heads and waiting for the bus? 

We are the voices for libraries in our community, the nation, and the world.  We are the example of what it means to be a professional librarian.  What image are we portraying? What message are we sending about libraries and librarians? 

This is a critical time in the history of libraries with shrinking budgets and the rapid pace of technological advancements.  The world and libraries cannot wait for us to shine.  It needs us now!  It needs us to woo and wow them.  It needs us to shine.

What are you doing to further the advancement of your library and all libraries?  What are you doing to erase the myth that librarians are stuffy, old-fashioned oafs, sitting securely behind books, not wanting to be disturbed?   What are you doing to demonstrate that libraries are absolutely essential in people’s lives?  What are you doing to give a friendly, knowledgeable face to your library?  What are you doing to get the library’s face out there where everyone can see it?

Get on the bus now, or better yet hop aboard the information super highway and shout about the value of libraries.  Be passionate, be loud.  Make a difference.  Do it today.




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