In the time since the last episode of Cyberpunk Librarian I have:
- Moved house
- Actually, I moved to a different state (Arizona to Kentucky)
- Got a new job
- Bought a new house
I’ve been searching for some stability, so I can sit down and start writing. Writing notes that turn into outlines that turn into scripts and those scripts become podcasts. And you know what? It’s time.
It’s 2020. We live in the future and your technology is more important now than it ever has been. How you use that technology, both personally and as an information professional; that will help shape your world and help those around you – patrons and librarians alike. Librarians are working under constantly shifting conditions, in a landscape we’ve never seen before. Publishers are denying access to eContent because, if it’s available for free at your library, no one will buy it. The CIA has gone to multiple library conferences to recruit librarians. Libraries have been hit by ransomware attacks, taking them offline for weeks.
I don’t have concrete solutions for any of those problems, but I do know one thing: If librarians know more about their technological landscape, then they’re in a better position to navigate through it, and help our patrons do the same.
Hey, there. And welcome to Cyberpunk Librarian.
I’m Daniel Messer.
And, baby… I’m back.