I neglected to link to this post when it was published a couple of weeks ago. The blog of the Committee of Concerned Librarians of British Columbia has an item on a somewhat disturbing training program put on by CILIP (the UK Library Association) that aims to “teach anyone how to do in-depth desk research in a day.” The blog posters are right, I think, that CILIP is contributing to the undervaluation of professional librarians here in suggesting that anyone can be trained to do what we do in a day….

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