Are reference staff being reduced as users turn to Google? Are collections being downsized to make room for user spaces? If customers are doing more by themselves via the librarys website, why do libraries need librarians? We will explore how work is being transformed in Canadas public libraries.
The ultimate goal is to raise critical consciousness regarding the meaning of larger social, economic and technological forces for professional and paraprofessional work in the public library and to build a bridging dialogue with the next generation of workers and leaders.