We’re losing the library but not the librarian. Actually, the library is not lost; it is simply becoming something else. In the meantime the librarian adopts an improved job description. Librarians become Account Managers and CSR Technicians, Libraries become free seminar schools and knowledge is on every website..
To get from here to there one needs only a laptop, a handful of keywords, a reader and two hours to kill (at the library). After that a visit to the new coffee bar and back to whatever it is that you do to earn your keep.