According to a recent article in the New York Times, librarian is quickly becoming THE career of choice for progressive information technology thinkers.

With so much of the job involving technology and with a focus now on finding and sharing information beyond just what is available in books, a new type of librarian is emerging — the kind that, according to the Web site Librarian Avengers, is “looking to put the ‘hep cat’ in cataloguing.”

Not that I needed a New York Times style article to validate it, but librarians are the information technology specialists of our time, regardless of their cultural “hip” status.

Living in the information (overload) age, anyone who can help me find, filter, organize and contextualize the content onslaught is pretty much a god in my books, and librarians help people do that everyday.

And if you think librarians are redundant in this age of Google, then check out 33 Reasons Why Libraries and Librarians are Still Extremely Important.

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Wrangler of learning technologies by day, Dad, cyclist, soccer fan and, lately, home roaster of coffee by night. INFJ. I am the Manager of Educational Technologies at BCcampus, working primarily on open education projects. This blog is a personal blog and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of BCcampus.