These are tough times for libraries. We’ve been through tough times before and we will be again. But we do need to think about the tough times, how libraries can survive, and how to convince the powers that be to fund them.
Meanwhile there are those who might ask “who the heck would want to be a librarian today? (that is, during aforementioned “tough times.”)” In the article Who Would be a Librarian Now? You Know What, I’ll Have a Go, the anonymous author answers that question. She’ll “have a go,” as the Brits say, because she can’t not. To her, it is a kind of calling. That’s the kind of dedication we need from those who will head up libraries tomorrow.
I had a go too, and I’m glad I did.