Normally, I prefer to write my own content for my site. But I came across John Hubbard’s blog post “Fear of the End of Reference” and knew I had to share it.
In Hubbard’s piece, he discusses how librarians (and patrons and faculty and a slew of other stakeholders) cling firmly to outdated information-seeking practices. Like the professor who requires (physical) print sources when more and more and more information is electronic. Or a patron who refuses to learn the new discovery interface. Or the slew of librarians who would prefer to search in individual databases, rather than the more comprehensive vendor-provided search tool – which all the students use.
I loved reading this piece, so my advice is go and read it here.