Source: American Library Association
Does The Library Of The Future Have Books? (Forbes 7/18/2013)
Excerpt: While most of the 100,000+ libraries in the U.S. will likely continue to function as they always have, moving books around shelves and holding areas, to and from patrons — at least for the foreseeable future — some libraries around the world are changing and this could be the start of a trend.
[Sidebar: Jeremy, is that all there is........to libraries? ".....moving books around shelves and holding areas, to and from patrons...."]
As for school libraries, the loss of librarians is accelerating.
As a point of comparison, there were 31,932 fulltime-equivalent ALA-accredited MLS librarians working in 8,951 public libraries in 2010.