July 13, 2012
"Friday Fun": The Pre-Sentencing Hearing for the Librarian Judged Obsolete: Something to think about while visiting exhibits at AALL Boston 2012.
|Screen capture taken on June 30, 2012.|
After publication of The Advance of the “No Touch” Sales Model: On obsolescence in the vendor-buyer "partnership" on June 26, 2012, which included a video excerpt from the Twilight Zone's 1961 Obsolete Man episode, several LLB readers asked me to post the earlier portion of the episode that contained the court scene for the librarian who was judged obsolete and ultimately sentenced to death. One email requestor, who asked for anonymity for reasons that should be obvious to all, thought it would be approprate to do so because of AALL's website promotion for visiting the exhibit hall. "Talking to booth bunny experts, really?"
Considering the topic addressed in the "No Touch" sales model post, I concur with the requests for posting the below video. It's categorized as a "Friday Fun" post to recognize that at least one uber vendor's strategic objective is clearly striving to make law librarians, also known as well-informed buyer reps, obsolete by following the Amazon model for eCommerce "no touch" retail sales to the individual consumer under its OnePassYourAss billing scheme. [JH]
Speaking of obsolete, AALL's exhibitor list is utterly useless. There are no tags or filters for product or service category; in most cases, no descriptions; and the exhibit hall map can't be printed in a way that shows vendor names. The attendee is reduced to wandering the aisles and hoping not to miss anything.
Because why make the effort to meet your clients halfway? Let them make all the effort. This is the philosophy of the obsolete - the obsolete profession and the obsolete professional association.
Posted by: law firm librarian | Jul 13, 2012 10:56:31 AM