[31/5/07 edit: comments on this post are now closed]
It is a myth that librarians ever had an monopoly on providing information to people, but if we ever did have a monopoly, that’s well and truly going away now. No, this isn’t another “librarians as endangered species” post. This is my version of the other Future of Librarianship theme, that the world is changing and we’d better learn to adapt. It has been very eye-opening to be spending some time in a totally different job, in a very different industry. It is interesting how different the profession looks from my current position outside of it, even though I am still a librarian on the inside.