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Librarians

November 15, 1998

Re "Cybraries," Nov. 9 (Orange County) and Nov. 10: Having just returned from addressing the New England Law Library Consortium, may I raise another issue for the millennium: the role of specialized librarians in specific fields. With Internet access available for professionals, legal librarians are now challenged to rethink their traditional role in law firms and law schools. One possibility for the future: librarians as directors of competitive research. Specialized libraries might also use their ability to distill a glut of information into viable knowledge and sell it to organizations and even developing nations. It is a brave new world.

EILEEN McDARGH

Dana Point

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