Tuesday, April 24, 2007

UK County Library to Stop Using Term "Librarian"

There are some scary aspects to this news story. In the county of Hampshire (UK) they want to stop using the title "librarian".

The county wants to replace the staff with people with good customer service personnel, a knowledge of books and window dressing skills. Not only will they stop using the term they will give the boot to 40% of the staff formally known as librarians.

I hope this is one idea that stays on the other side of the pond. The article can be read at the Basingstoke Gazette

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