What the library of the future will look like is kind of up for debate.
Will it be full of tablets that use Augmented Reality to search for physical resources?
Will it be a mix of physical and digital resources that complement one another–digital logs and databases of physical texts?
Or will libraries–as we currently know them–disappear altogether?
librarysciencelist.com put together the following infographic that reviews the typical ideas–we use the internet to find information, we tend to use smartphones, and we almost all use Google–#digitalliteracy, etc.
But towards the bottom is a great bit about the roles the librarian of the future might take on, from sentry to organizer to facilitator. (You might notice that this parallels the same uncertainty about the role of the teacher of the future as well.)
More media = job security for the librar–or, ahem, media specialist.
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