Why did you decide to become a librarian or work in libraries? For me, like many of us, working in a library wasn't just an arbitrary job to pay the bills, we have a special affinity for the mission and values of libraries. A mission and values which focus on connecting people to the research and information they need to make informed decisions and actions, through a democratic and egalitarian approach that serves all in need, rather than focusing on maximizing profit that can be extracted from our customers.
Library values and the growing scholarly digital divide: In memoriam Aaron Swartz
January 14, 2013 by vivdunstan
Another interesting article about open access in the digital era. Includes the particularly alarming comment that "I am honestly not sure libraries are going to exist anymore in a couple decades."