What does it mean to be a librarian in the 21st century? Instead of a brick and mortar warehouse of giant books, the library is a virtual as well as a physical learning space. Students are not just consumers of knowledge, but creators. According to a Pew Internet and American Life study, “More than one-half of all teens have created media content, and roughly one-third of teens who use the Internet have shared content they produced.” Librarians must guide students toward critical thinking, research skills, and information literacy while navigating budget cuts and a rapidly changing academic landscape. It’s a tricky business.
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