Lou Rosenfeld on Librarian Jobs and Skills

Twenty years ago, when we were young professionals, libraries and newspapers were places you’d go to work. They really aren’t any longer.

That’s probably news to a lot of us.

The skills themselves have more relevance than ever. They’re just not stand-alone positions that you do in particular kinds of buildings. Instead, they’ve become things you need to know to at least some degree wherever you are. They’ve moved from vertical to horizontal.

I’d agree with his statement more if he wrote “They’re not just stand-alone positions” instead of the other way around.

The full post: The problem in going from vertical to horizontal.

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