Librarian news round up

Jessica Watson  //  Nov 15, 2013

Librarian news round up

I was reminded recently that it has been quite a while since I have written a librarian’s news round up.  So, here are some of the topics that have stood out to me lately.

The other day I was sent a link to a Scholastic Administrator article called Are librarians still important.  Reading through the article - which I highly recommend even if like myself you are not a school administrator – it struck me that it’s possible in many schools that the librarian could be one of the most underused resources available to teachers and students.

Libraries aren’t only important when you are in school.  Seemingly answering the previous article’s question, in the United Kingdom The Guardian newspaper posted an article entitled, Conservative party deletes archive of speeches from internet.  If you are looking for the speeches and other material that has seemingly been removed, head down to the British Library.  They have it.

Finally, I bring you a reminder that librarians as a profession have been doing what they do for a very long time.  Library Journal posted the editorial, Into the wilds: A history of cutting edge outreach.  It’s the story of one librarian’s idea to get books to a remote lumber camp.  No one knew if it would work because no one had tried before.

Those are some of the articles that I found interesting this week. What about you?