Stress, a Library-Related Condition

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 18:00

Are you stressed "out of your skull"? Former librarian Sarah Nelson of Nelson Consulting, told a School Library Journal reporter that today's librarians are facing a lot of stress over technological changes in the field.

More on the PLA conference just concluded in Minneapolis and other observations on the current status of librarians can also be found in the article. The common theme at the 12th National Public Library Association Conference, from March 25 to 29, was how libraries have embraced 21st century skills as their patrons’ research and recreational needs have changed.

Libraries old and new have become state-of-the art facilities that are helping kids and teens become lifelong library users by offering interactive media, getting them involved in designing their own spaces and programs, and by partnering with other agencies to provide homework help and employment opportunities.