“My job is to be a CEO of a library. But I’m also an information professional,” said MacKie-Mason. “In a world with really exploding channels of communication and sources of information, those of us in this field have certain advantages in having spent a long time thinking about what information is worth collecting and relying on.”
According to Mackie-Mason, library professionals ought to provide unfettered, unfiltered, uncensored access to all information. Nonetheless, he is adamant that contemporary library users cannot rely solely on experts when deciphering information. In coming years, the library seeks to incorporate more online modules and connected learning — as well as to computerize its operations, increase open access to the library’s content and digitize more print materials.
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