Because despite differences in day-to-day work, out ultimate goals (helping people find and make use of information) remain the same.
Because every time public librarians are described as glorified book-stampers, it chips away at the whole idea of librarians’ professional expertise.
Because even if your sector is not currently the one that’s under threat, that doesn’t mean it never will be.
Because libraries are good for society, and you are presumably a citizen as well as a librarian.
Note – the above post was inspired by a slightly tipsy conversation with @walkyouhome last week. Have had a much longer post in the works on this topic for a while, but it got very ranty so I thought the above summed it up a bit more succinctly! Hope it still makes sense…
Anyway, if you agree with any of the above I urge you to head over to Voices for the Library and find out a bit more about the current threats to public libraries and librarians, and what you can do to help.