Kathryn from Librarians Matter has written a wonderful post on reasons why librarians need to learn about emerging technologies. I totally agree with the points (20 to be exact) that she has listed down.
Since we are in the information business, I, too, feel that we should be the ones getting into the hang of emerging technologies so that we can help our readers if they have any questions. I know some of my colleagues are a little apprehensive, or even scared, about all the emerging technologies that we have employed or have coming on-stream. I guess it’s all a question of adapting and learning new things.
I particularly like the last question in Kathryn’s little manifesto.
Will we continue to be funded and still have jobs if we don’t adapt? No