Librarians are losing their jobs.
July 3, 2017 4:22am CST
I have just been for a walk to my local library to borrow some books. When I had chosen my books I took them to the desk as usual but I was told that I now have to use the machine when borrowing books or bringing them back. I complained that I am useless with machines and I would rather bring them to the desk to get them stamped. The librarian replied that from next weeks there would only be one librarian working because the others are being made redundant due to cutbacks. There will be volunteers working there but they are not allowed to access the library systems , so now people will have to use self service machines .
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• Mangalore, India
3 Jul 17
Here at my place there were a number of circulating libraries and others as well. I don't see any of them now. I guess it is part of the change since people read ebooks and Kindle ..however, I am told that people still buy books which is at least something.
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3 Jul 17
@millie02 I'm sitting in a library in Belfast right now. I do hope the DUP can squeeze more money out of Theresa May to keep this place open. I much prefer dealing with a real live person than with a machine, especially a machine that makes me feel inadequate. I take the same approach to self service tills in supermarkets.