Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What librarians do | Voices for the Library

What librarians do Voices for the Library:
What librarians do
Borrowing books can and does help people transform their lives, but so do/does:

- Computer classes for people who don’t know how to word process, search for jobs online, use the internet safely and securely
- Recreational activities such as family history research
- Book groups – as a leisure activity, or an activity to support mental health and wellbeing, or rehabilitation
- Summer Reading Programs to help children improve their reading skills

See article for entire list. We need to keep building and changing this list as our daily job responsibilities change:
- Help download books to ereaders
- Host conversational English classes
- Provide Universal Access

If we as librarians can't articulate what we do.......who can?