Librarian jobs have changed: Update on the 1912 Library Director’s report
Yesterday, I wrote about a little archival find: a 1912 library director’s report from my current workplace.
Several commenters equated this to: Librarians’ jobs haven’t changed in a 100 years.
ERMAHGERD…no! That sounds like a bad clickbait headline with black and white photos of shushing librarians. It makes us seem like we’re complacent, when most of us are not.
What I was trying to get across – and it’s my fault for not stating it more clearly – was that I was able to see a lot of parallels to today’s job duties of librarians. I had expected to read the report from 1912 and chuckle at some of the work the library was doing. But I didn’t. Instead, I saw how our VALUES have remained consistent over time (providing access, organizing info, place…
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