It seems that American Library Association president-elect Michael Gorman doesn’t like blogs or bloggers. Any guess what? Bloggers don’t like him either. And it’s bad when people who blog about library and information science have such a major disagreement withe the head of ALA. Makes you wonder how relevant ALA is. (Disclaimer: I’m a member of ALA)
Gorman now says the article was satire, but the damage has been done. I think Gorman just has a basic misunderstanding about what blogging is and is now at a loss to defend this view. With people like Gorman leading ALA, no wonder people think librarians are obsolete.