Monday, February 4, 2013

The Applestore Library (Again)

I'm sure by now you've heard of the "bookless" library that has just opened in San Antonio, TX.  If you haven't, there's a plethora of news outlets covering it: NPR, Mashable, engadget, treehugger, the verge, rt, some comparing it to an Apple store.  Skimming the articles, there are different coverages of the different pros and cons associated with it.  However, as usual, I saw nothing about how the library is staffed.  Do they have support staff? There are questions about availability of ebook titles from publishers, and how long ereaders last, but little about the running of the library itself.

So, dear readers, if this is the direction libraries are headed, how do you see your job changing?  What would a support staff job in a library like that look like?  Would we be called "Library Geniuses" that work at the Genius Bar?

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