Im Blogpost auf Librarianshipstudies mit dem Titel „Google Plus Collections & Communities for Librarians & Catalogers“ wird auf (englischsprachige) bibliothekarische Google+ – Gruppen hingewiesen (via Digital Libraries auf Google+).
Für SchulbibliothekarInnen gibt es z.B. die Gruppe School Library Media Specialists (1954 Members).
Interessant ist die Einleitung zum Artikel:
„In a recent controversial article in the Wall Street Journal In Age of Google, Librarians Get Shelved, Steve Barker writes “The next time you visit a public library and see an older person at the information desk, someone near retirement age, take a good look. You may be seeing the last of a dying breed, the professional librarian.”
This was countered by an article in American Libraries Magazine titled Librarians in the Digital Age : A response to the Wall Street Journal column by Sari Feldman and Julie Todaro where they responded “… … At a time of information overload and growing gaps between digital “haves” and “have-nots,” the roles for dynamic and engaged librarians are growing. Though their skills and the technologies they use may be changing, they have never been more valuable to people of all ages, socioeconomic, and educational backgrounds.” So it is for sure that the libraries and librarians are here to stay by they need to upgrade their skills and be more updated on the technology front. Librarians are required more than ever to be updated on new happenings in the field of Library and Information Science and Information Technology. Google+ Collections and Communities offer useful means to get updated for latest information on Library and Information Science.“