Future of Librarianship

Librarianship is the profession of information curation, organization, and preservation. Now that much of human expression is never printed or bound, librarians have become data managers and intellectual property experts. The techniques used to make sense of our digital worlds — information architecture schemes, usability testing, ontologies — all have analogues in well-established library practices. Below are some articles that capture the ubiquity and vitality of librarianship today.

“Ten Reasons Libraries are Still Better than the Internet” (American Libraries, December 2017)

“Get Responsive” (American Libraries, November 2017)

“Library Websites for All” (American Libraries, June 2017)

“Preserving the Vintage” (American Libraries, March 2017)

“We Need Librarians Today More than Ever” (Digital Culturist, March 2017)

“Fighting Fake News” (American Libraries, December 2016)

“We are All Librarians Now” (Medium, June 2016)

“Sci-Hub: What It Is and Why It Matters” (American Libraries, June 2016)

“Open Access Publishing” (American Libraries, September 2015)