The Yellow Button with the logo “Academic Librarians ARE the Future” a Big Success – Hits Tweets!

Academic librarians at the McMaster conference today have been distributing the yellow button with the logo “Academic Librarians ARE the Future” and have run out of supplies. This yellow button is a silent protest against the recent events at McMaster University Library with regards to their treatment of McMaster academic librarians. A request has been sent to CAUT to see if they will sponsor the making of more buttons. We have been told that even Jeff Trzeciak is wearing one, but, as one Tweeter said when this was circulated, “wearing it doesn’t make it true” ….requests are coming in today from the University of Alberta, the University of Waterloo and others for yellow buttons!

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3 Responses to The Yellow Button with the logo “Academic Librarians ARE the Future” a Big Success – Hits Tweets!

  1. Kimberly Silk says:

    The future includes many kinds of expertise – librarians, library techs, academics, researchers, IT….. and many more. The buttons are fantastic – but I’m disappointed to learn that they exist as a reaction to Jeff Trzeciak’s ideas regarding our future. I urge everyone in our profession, and everyone who reads this blog, to please LISTEN again to Jeff’s presentation. He is not calling for the end of librarians, but a new beginning.

    Anyone who would like to continue this conversation, please contact me. Let’s talk.

    Kim
    Data Librarian, Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto

  2. Pingback: The Future of the Academic Librarian – beware the squelchers | KimberlySilk.com

  3. Nick Ruest says:

    The buttons were a huge hit. Thank you so much for getting them together so quickly!!!

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