I have some questions for the library professionals out there:
1. Why did you decide to make a career for yourself in libraries? What is it about libraries that made you not just want to patronize them but work with them and be involved in their continuing development? It’s obvious from reading professional library journals, librarian blogs, and the comments on this blog that you all have a great love of libraries. Where does that come from?
2. Do the people who use your libraries share your love of libraries? Are they enthusiastic about the continuing use and development of libraries? Are your patrons as geeky about libraries as you are?
3. If your patrons aren’t as geeky about libraries, why aren’t they? What could we do to get our patrons as enthused about libraries as we are? How can we get library users to care as much about libraries as library professionals do?
4. Or is that even important? Do we care if library patrons are as passionate about libraries? Is it enough that they use libraries, without being geeky and enthusiastic about them?