Letter responding to an article predicting the phaseout of government information librarians in a survey of Association of Research Library (ARL) Directors. We criticize this conclusion maintaining that the multifaceted and interdisciplinary nature of government information makes it more critical that libraries users needing government information resources need to have highly trained and specializing librarians with extensive knowledge of these resources assisting them.
government information, Federal Depository Libraries, research libraries, professional expertise
Date of this Version
Letters to the Editor. College and Research Libraries, 70 (5)(September 2009): 419-420.