Category Archives: Librarians, Libraries & the Profession

Future Minded (Updated)

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Taking a break after teaching a Tech Planning workshop at CIL, Aaron Schmidt catches up on some Texting.

Congrats to my chum Aaron Schmidt on his inclusion in the 2005 Library Journal Movers & Shakers lineup as a Reference Visionary.

Aaron gets it: “Schmidt wants to help librarians understand the environment within which libraries must compete, including the commercial web. If we understand what our users get from those realms, and apply those lessons, libraries will have a future.”

And now I’m pondering Aaron and realizing he exemplifies the future librarians who will be running the show in 30 years! Forward thinking, not afraid of change and ready to take on the world… Rock On!

Don’t miss his “Dead Tech” talk tonight at Computers in Libraries!

Libraryman’s Goal

I want to be a top notch trainer and provide the sort of support that helps libraries grow, thrive and evolve. I also really want to be the sort of ?next generation? librarian that ?gets it? and has an important role in ?making it happen? all the while improving the role of the library in the communities they serve, despite how large the changes and challenges we face might be.

Thanks Libraryman! You really inspire me!