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Books are not less relevant. The circulation of books and other materials at the majority of public libraries is accelerating.
And the notion that everything is accessible simply because the Internet exists is a frustrating misconception. Just because something is out there in a digital format does not mean that the average user knows how to access it and then use it once they find it. They need librarians (or someone equally knowledgeable) to assist them. Some people are financially secure and tech-savvy enough that they can survive on their own, but they are not the majority, and never will be.
Librarians love books. Librarians love the Internet. Librarians love people. We will always need them because we will always need kind, knowledgeable guides as the world of information expands, diversifies, and grows more complex.
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