Library traditions are rapidly being broken. Job descriptions, organizational structures, and managerial styles are in flux against a backdrop of stunning advances in technology, the explosion of information and formats, and shrinking budgets. Many people feel they no longer need to visit the library because information is accessible, 24-7, from almost anywhere. What can you do as a traditional technical services librarian to adapt to these changes and their implications? Get out of the back room.
Linda Barrette, Technical Services IS Public Service: Or How I Got Out of the Back Room and Why You Should Too, 16 AALL Spectrum 20 (November 2011).