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Road Construction in Sault Ste. Marie PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Waskin   
Friday, 17 April 2015 20:17

road work sign   We thank you for your continued patronage during the construction project on Dawson. It is now partially opened, but will be closing again for pavement.  Therefore we still suggest that patrons driving to the Bayliss Public Library access the library from Ashmun onto Library Drive until construction is complete.  The Dawson Street entrance remains closed during this time, so please use one of our other entrances off of the parking lot at the front or north side of the building.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 July 2015 20:29
Are Libraries Obsolete? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Waskin   
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 19:21

Are Librarians Totally Obsolete?  16 Reasons Why Libraries and Librarians are Still Extremely Important

Many predict that the digital age will wipe public bookshelves clean, and permanently end the centuries-old era of libraries. As libraries' relevance comes into question, librarians face an existential crisis at a time when students need them the most. Despite their perceived obsolescence in the digital age, both libraries and librarians are irreplaceable for many reasons - nearly twenty reasons, in fact. Each week we will list a new reason why your library card is still the most valuable card in your wallet.

Reason Number 13:

13. Unlike Moderators, Librarians must Straddle the Line between Libraries and the Internet: Admittedly, libraries are no longer both the beginning and ending point of all scholarly research. The internet is effectively pulling students away from the stacks and revealing a wealth of information, especially to one who is equipped with the tools to find it. Indeed, the dream of cutting out the middleman is possible to attain. But at what price?

Media literacy, although an extremely important asset for scholars and researchers, is far from universal. Who is going to teach media literacy? Many argue that librarians are the best fit to educate people about the web. After all, web moderators are concerned primarily with the environment which they oversee and less so with teaching web skills to strangers. Teachers and professors are busy with their subjects and specializations. Librarians, therefore, must be the ones who cross over into the internet to make information more easily accessible. Instead of eliminating the need for librarians, technology is reinforcing their validity.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 July 2015 20:24


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