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Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the top five skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future. In this post, we touch on all five librarian skills today and explore them individually in the weeks to come....

The first public bookless library in America opened in September in San Antonio, Texas. Called Bibliotech, membership is free to all residents of Bexar County, which is where the city is located. At first glance, “bookless library” is an oxymoron, but it refers to a library that has no physical books. Another way to describe it would be a completely digital...

What will the library of our future look like? Will the physical library itself become extinct? Will digitization bring about the end of almost 5,000 years of collecting, housing and preserving our physical properties within our respective communities, altogether?  While no one holds the answers to these questions, many speculate the number of physical libraries themselves will continue...

Libraries, of our present… Libraries today still provide patrons with access to the treasures of their community, but those treasures now extend farther out into our world, and within a rapidly changing landscape. Our libraries have become powerful technological resources with the inclusion of: onsite computers, impressive portals, highly organized databases, and extensive digital collections. While today’s libraries still serve the...