via For many library visitors, I’m the only person they’ve talked to all day | Public Leaders Network | The Guardian

An excellent article from The Guardian, dated February 2016, outlining the vital role that librarians play in our communities. Click the link above for the full article.

…there are daily news reports of libraries closing, losing staff or being run by volunteers. Who will want to become a librarian now? It’s sad because in what other profession can you be a teacher, a care worker, an artist, a children’s entertainer, an IT expert, an HGV driver and a coder all in one day? I never meant to be a librarian, but even in difficult times, when I don’t know if I’ll have a job from one round of cuts to the next, I love it.