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Journalist hearts librarian; and, new feeds

Ron Miller, a freelance writer, posts about using libraries to do “old-fashioned research.”

It’s a flattering post, but several flags popped up for me: first, that a public library couldn’t meet his needs; second, the silos between academic and public libraries (as Frank Paynter notes, when you’re out of academia, you’re cut off from all the content within Higher Ed); third, that the academic librarian was initially intimidating.

Finally, my brow rumples every time I hear that libraries and librarians are still useful, which immediately raises the question of just how long that state of affairs will last (we are still selling horseshoes! you can still buy a typewriter!). The lady doth protest too much.
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