For future reference

Roger contemplates a couple of misapprehensions about his career, and gently corrects them:

Some people have said to me that being a librarian now must be easier because I have so much information at my fingertips. Others have said that we don’t NEED librarians now because EVERYONE has so much information at their fingertips. Neither of those assertions is true; librarians spend an inordinate amount of time separating the wheat from the chaff.

Which is why he will never be replaced by an algorithm no matter how sophisticated it pretends to be.

(Oh, and happy birthday, Roger.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    7 March 2018 · 7:16 pm

    Super-truth right there. Separating wheat from chaff is an increasingly valuable skill. Or, as I said over there: having a properly tuned BS detector.

  2. Roger O Green »

    8 March 2018 · 8:28 am

    65’s not so bad (and you’ll be there soon enough!)

  3. Holly H »

    8 March 2018 · 8:38 am

    I adore librarians. But I do not trust our future robot overlords to leave them their jobs, as desirable as that might be. It’s all about the money.

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