Librarian Ship Redefined

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    LibraryLibrary

    ReadersReaders

    ResourcesResources

    StaffStaff

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    LibrarianLibrarian

    One who liberates from:One who liberates from:

    IgnoranceIgnoranceDistanceDistance

    BarriersBarriers

    LimitationsLimitations

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    SOSO

    BeBe HappyHappy && KeepKeep SmilingSmiling

    becausebecause

    YouYou AreAre InIn aa LibraryLibrary

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    Custodians ofCustodians ofknowledgeknowledge

    Information ScientistsInformation Scientists

    Knowledge ManagersKnowledge ManagersKnowledge EngineersKnowledge Engineers

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    BUTBUT

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    ..we, the librarians, are..we, the librarians, are

    hurt soulshurt souls

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    ....

    These are nothing,These are nothing,

    butbut

    The sighs, we often take &The sighs, we often take &hearhear

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    Reasons are manyReasons are many

    Identity CrisisIdentity Crisis

    So-called autonomySo-called autonomy

    Undue interferenceUndue interference

    Loads of workLoads of work Denial of even basic rightsDenial of even basic rights

    andand

    Many more, which are stillMany more, which are still UnsaidUnsaid UndefinedUndefined

    unidentifiedunidentified

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    Will we still sayWill we still sayKnowledge Is Power ?Knowledge Is Power ?

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    Because we areBecause we are

    Custodians ofCustodians of

    knowledgeknowledge

    Information ScientistsInformation ScientistsKnowledge ManagersKnowledge Managers

    Knowledge EngineersKnowledge Engineers??????

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    So, what looks easiestSo, what looks easiest

    To locate responsible people to beTo locate responsible people to be

    held guiltyheld guilty

    and..and..

    .if we could do something.if we could do something

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    Does the road end here?Does the road end here?

    Are weAre we

    destined to bear the grunt?destined to bear the grunt?

    OROR Ready to face the music?Ready to face the music?

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    Lets answer some simpleLets answer some simple

    questionsquestions

    Where do we stand?Where do we stand?

    Are we ourselves not guilty?Are we ourselves not guilty?

    Are we prepared for the future toAre we prepared for the future tocome?come?

    What do we plan to keep pace withWhat do we plan to keep pace withthe ever advancing technology andthe ever advancing technology and

    resultant professional challenges?resultant professional challenges? Do we devise the techniques toDo we devise the techniques to

    tackle the inevitable in-housetackle the inevitable in-house

    problems or just laments thatproblems or just laments thatnothin can be done?nothin can be done?

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    Some ExamplesSome Examples

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    Case history 1-Case history 1-

    AcquisitionAcquisition ProblemProblem

    ..

    SolutionSolution ..

    ResultResult

    ..

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    Case history 2-StaffingCase history 2-Staffing

    Problem:Problem:

    No support staffNo support staff

    Solution:Solution: Networked the college students;Networked the college students;

    provided incentives and awardedprovided incentives and awarded

    them with special prizesthem with special prizes Result:Result:

    Proper functioning of library andProper functioning of library and

    reading room servicesreading room services

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    An ironic case history-An ironic case history-

    BudgetBudget Problem:Problem:

    Prefixing by vested interestsPrefixing by vested interests

    Solution:Solution: Convinced the authorities regardingConvinced the authorities regarding

    the repercussionsthe repercussions

    Result:Result:Things went in favour up to theThings went in favour up to the

    maximum extent possiblemaximum extent possible

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    What needed isWhat needed is

    Self realizationSelf realization Assess our potentialAssess our potential

    Overcome our weaknessesOvercome our weaknesses

    Empowering our strength areasEmpowering our strength areas

    Keep ourselves updatedKeep ourselves updated

    Be techno-savvyBe techno-savvy

    Keep pace with timeKeep pace with time

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    In factIn fact

    Librarians are made of someLibrarians are made of some

    exclusive stuffexclusive stuff

    Who can face the tide of timeWho can face the tide of time

    -can take up the challenges-can take up the challenges

    -can survive on their own terms &-can survive on their own terms &

    conditionsconditions