CNET explains why search engines will never likely replace the expertise and personal touch you get from consulting a librarian.
While the Web is good for offering quick results from a broad range of sources, which may or may not be trustworthy, librarians can help people get access to more authoritative information and go deeper with their research.
And no article on search and librarians would be complete, without a quote from my pal Gary Price…
“For some people, if the answer isn’t in the first few results it might as well not be there,” said Gary Price, founder and editor of the ResourceShelf blog and director of online resources at Ask.com. “No matter how smart and helpful search engines get, they’re never going to replace librarians.”