May 18, 2022

Clay Shirky and Seth Godin Talk and Write About What Librarians Should Be Concentrating On

1. “Clay Shirky at MLA ’11-On the Need for Health Sciences Librarians to Rock the Boat”
by Marcus Banks

Clay Shirky spoke at the Medical Library Association on Sunday (May 16th) and an excellent blog post provides a look at what Shirky had to say along with several comments from Mr, Banks.

Hat Tip and Thanks: Open Access Tracking Project

2. “The future of the library” by Seth Godin

We need librarians more than we ever did. What we don’t need are mere clerks who guard dead paper. Librarians are too important to be a dwindling voice in our culture. For the right librarian, this is the chance of a lifetime.

Comments About the Post by Bobbi Newman (Librarian By Day)

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